We are pleased to announce that ATLC 2019 will be held at the University of Maine at Fort Kent from July 21-25, 2019 for ANY student currently in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade! Registrations for ATLC 2019 will be available in late February 2019.
the technical aspect of ATLC…
The Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp (ATLC) program is a leadership development and drug prevention program focusing on Aroostook County students in grades 5-9. There are two program components: a five-day residential summer camp in late July, and a variety of follow-up programs and activities that are offered during the school year. The summer camp program provides leadership skills, drug awareness information, team-building, and coping skills development. The follow-up activities during the school year provide teens with the opportunity to continue developing and strengthening leadership skills while participating in a network of Aroostook County teens interested in living drug-free. Teens are encouraged to stay involved in the program for as long as they can/ want long after they have attended as campers. This program is open to ANY teen!
Mission: The Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp (ATLC) program develops teen drug prevention leaders having the necessary knowledge, skills, training, and support to effectively work with other teens during a residential summer camp program and in follow-up activities during the school year.
Vision: Aroostook County will be ranked as the lowest county in Maine for substance use among students in grades 5-9, as measured by Maine’s Youth Drug and Alcohol Use Survey (MYDAUS).
Core Beliefs: We believe that teens are effective substance abuse prevention leaders when given the necessary knowledge, tools, training, and support. We also believe teens listen and talk more to other teens than to adults.
to prevent or delay early use of alcohol and other illegal drugs by Aroostook County teens;
to increase favorable teen attitudes about not using alcohol and other illegal drugs;
to develop teen drug prevention leaders; and
to provide a teen support network for a drug-free lifestyle.
ATLC 2019 summer program will take place at the University of Maine at Fort Kent from July 21-25, 2019. Registration for ATLC 2019 is now closed .
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to our following special friends with a birthday in June and July:
June 1- Robby Poiesz
June 10- Jasmine Ayotte
June 12- Alaina Campbell
June 24- Justin Davis
June 29- Emma Fitzgerald
July 5- Mia Rockwell
July 6- Maggee Currie
July 24- Ellie Grant
July 26- Keira Thivierge
July 28- Amber Stedt
July 30- Justin Gagnon
ATLC Instagram and Facebook Page–Please like our ATLC Facebook page and follow us on Instagram ( _atlc_)!! This will help you to stay on top of what’s going on in with ATLC. Tell your friends and family to like it too! Our prior Facebook account is now inactive. Help to spread the word and stay connected with us!
Information for Teens (and parents) currently in our program…
With the exception of Finance, all Committees are complete for this year. Thank you to all of you that were on the Reunion, Program, and PR Committees! You were able to complete all of your task schedule and you did your job extremely well! Thanks again!
If you are looking to sign up for a Committee for next year, you can! At ATLC, we want our teens to stay as involved as they can, for as long as they can. Even if you aren’t attending this year’s summer camp as a staff member, you can still be involved in ATLC during the next school year! Contact us! Committees will begin again in August.
School Presentation Teams–
Team members; Thank you for your courage, time, and passion for ATLC to help you to present to your peers in your school!! You are remarkable! Remember to get your wooden dowels back to us ASAP!!
ATLC 2019-Staff Selection is complete:
Camera Crew, Student Staff, Co-Facilitators and Facilitators for this coming summer have been finalized. What a solid group of creative, kind, remarkable leaders!!
BIG BROTHER/BIG SISTER APPLICATION:
Congratulations to Storm and Damien for becoming this year’s Big Bro duo! We are excited for you both!
City-Wide Yard Sale– On Saturday and Sunday, May 18th and 19th ATLC will be participating in the City Wide Yard Sale going on in Caribou. If you have any items you would like to get rid of, bring them to Amber at the Caribou office before May 9th. Please, no electronics as they are very expensive to discard (after years of not being sold in the sale). Thank you!
Thursdays on Sweden Street
Starting June 6th and continuing about every other week until August 29th, ATLC will have a booth on Sweden St. in Caribou to sell poutines (fries with gravy and cheese) or Chili Cheese fries both, served with hand cut fries from potatoes donated by local farmers. We will also serve our ever so delicious fried pickles! There will be many vendors and bands during every Thursday on Sweden Street. The list of dates is posted on our Facebook page.
2019 Camp Registrations-
We have successfully acquired 53 new campers for this year! We are so excited to meet them all!!!