Here’s 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 2018 summer program will be taking place at the University of Maine at Fort Kent from July 22-26, 2018. The Registration period will be open in February of 2018.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to our following special friends with a birthday this month:
Jan. 4~ Brennen Nicholas
Jan. 5~ Noah Carll
Jan. 6 ~ Bailey Plummer
Jan. 11~ Karoline Dillenbeck
Jan. 12 ~Mackenzie Corriveau
Jan. 13~ Taylor Pelletier
Jan. 22 ~Evan Berube
Jan. 25 ~ Trista Dionne
Jan. 29 ~ Jade Akins
ATLC Instagram and Facebook Page–Please like our ATLC Facebook page!! 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…
There are four ATLC Planning Committees: Activities, Finance, Program, and Public Relations.In January, Activities, Program, and Finance will be meeting. Be sure to check the calendar on the Event’s tab for times! COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULES 2017-2018
Student Staff Applications:
Interested in being a student staff at ATLC-2018? Any teen who completed an ATLC summer camp program and has not graduated from high school can apply. If you have already been Student Staff one year, you may apply again. Remember, you can only be a Student Staff for two years. Please do not wait until the last minute! I have enclosed an application link (at the bottom), as well as a link for the Student Staff guidelines. Please read the guidelines carefully (here). Student Staff Guidelines
The camp this year, is scheduled for July 22nd (Sunday) – July 26th (Thursday) at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. There will be only one staff training which all staff are expected to attend. The staff training is scheduled for Sunday, July 15th. Student Staff will be expected to come to camp a day early for camp set-up on Saturday, July 21st, and stay overnight. As of right now, there will be 8 Student Staff, one per Family Group.
Applications must be postmarked/e-mail dated no later than Thursday, February 1st, 2018 and you must include all 3 letters of recommendation to be considered. Please answer the questions thoughtfully and carefully. The three (3) recommendation letters need to be from:
a school staff person (principal, teacher, guidance, coach) at your school
a camper who attended ATLC with you (cannot be a Staff member)
a person of your choice (other than a parent or relative)
Each recommendation may include what would make you a good Student Staff member, and might describe what you’ve done in your school or community. A word of advice: don’t wait until the last minute for your letters of recommendation! People are sometimes slow to write your letter – you need to have all 3 letters in time to include with your application.
Your completed application and recommendations can be mailed to: Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp, PO Box 1018, Caribou, ME. 04736. You may also e-mail your application to Amber at firstname.lastname@example.org , but you will have to send your 3 letters of recommendation by regular mail (prior to the deadline). Remember that your application must be completely filled out and have three (3) recommendations with it to be considered. All applicants will be notified by April vacation of the selection results.
A Student Staff Selection Committee, made up of staff not eligible to apply for Student Staff, does the selection of Student Staff. Some members may not know you well, so your application is very important. You are encouraged to include a photograph of yourself. The Selection Committee will review the applications to help members determine the final group of applicants. This final group of applicants will be asked to participate in a 30-minute interview on either Saturday, March 3rd (snow date of Sun. March 4th) or Saturday, March 10th (Snow date of Sun. March 11th).
Obviously we would like to be able to accept everyone who applies, but this isn’t possible. We sincerely hope that you understand that we feel all who apply are qualified, whether chosen or not. Should you have questions, please contact us. Be The Difference!
Application Form (REVISED)
ATLC Regional WEEKEND TEAMS:
The Regional Weekend program wrapped up at their last Weekend of the year in Caribou on Saturday, December 2nd.
Congratulations to Emily Albert, Madsen Picard, Ethan Edgecomb, Cassidy Page, Genevieve Naranja, Celeste Ryder, Payten Voisine, and Amalla Peterson for putting on such an impactful weekend for these 5th -8th students. It was well received by all! Nice work!
Thank you to both Regional Weekend Teams, for your time and dedication this year!!
The Regional Weekend Program will be getting a major revamp which may take some time for us to organize. If you are interested in being a part of the planning committee to assist us in creating/ updating this program, please contact us with the information at the bottom of this page!
School Presentation Teams–
A couple students from each school will be asked to represent ATLC in their school. These students will be trained (on January 21st (Snow date: of Feb.3) on how to present what ATLC is and represents to their peers/ teens in 6th -8th grade. They will work with the ATLC School Contact in their school with scheduling when this presentation (s) will take place. This will be an effort for these teams to demonstrate their leadership skills learned through our program but also to recruit new campers to come to ATLC 2018.
If you have received a letter from Amber asking to be a member of your school’s Presentation Team, please be sure that you have contacted her to let her know whether you can or cannot be a part of the team before January 9th! Please contact us with ANY questions!
ATLC 2018-FAMILY GROUP CO-FACILITATORS & FACILITATORS:
Thanks to those who sent requests to be considered for Big Brother/ Big Sister, Facilitator, or Co-Facilitator positions at summer camp! Interviews will be held for Big Brother/ Big Sister on January 21 (Snow Date of January 28th). We will be in touch with these individuals soon. Following this, the Camp Administrative Team (CAT) will meet on Sunday, Jan. 28(snow date: Feb. 3) to discuss, Big Brother/ Big Sister, Facilitator, and Co-Facilitator requests. More information will be provided to these individuals in February.
Stew Night!!- ATLC will be hosting its annual Stew Night on Feb. 9 at the Presque Isle Snowmobile Club from 5pm-7pm. Stews/Soups and grilled cheese are just a few items that will be served. It costs $6 a person and promises to be a great time! Please spread the word and come and join us!!!
If you are interested in making something to be served or want a job for the evening, please get in touch with us before Wednesday, January 31st. We can surely use the help! 🙂
“Bowling/ Mini-golf Outing” on January 27th from 1-3pm at Hill Top Lanes in Hodgdon. Registration for teens must be signed and returned with $5 fee, before January 17th. Click the link below to print your registration form.
Bowling and Mini-Golf Outing Registration Form
The Activities Committee will be coming up with more outings for ATLC teens throughout the school year. We try to have at least one outing in every region and try to keep the cost of the activity between$10 and $0. In order to hold an outing, we have at least 12 people signed up before the deadline or the outing will be cancelled. Even though an outing may not be in your area, we provide a list of who is attending after the deadline so that you can carpool.
Camp 2017 DVDs- These are ready to go!If you would like one, send your $15 into Amber and she’ll mail one out to you!
BE THE DIFFERENCE
Amber Stedt, ATLC Program Coordinator
Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp
Phone: 207-498-6431 ext. 156
Mailing Address: ATLC
PO Box 1018
Caribou, ME 04736