We are pleased to announce that ATLC 2018 was held at the University of Maine at Fort Kent from July 22-26, 2018 for ANY student currently in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade! Registrations for ATLC 2019 will be available in late February 2019. Date and location for this year’s camp will be determined soon!
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 took place at the University of Maine at Fort Kent from July 22-26, 2018. Registration for ATLC 2019 will be available in February of 2019. Date and location will be determined soon!
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to our following special friends with a birthday during August:
August 4th– Genevieve Naranja
August 8th– Brandon Norsworthy
August 10th– Faith Howland
August 11th– Hope Royal
August 12th– Richie Mladek
August 14th – Storm Eirman
August 30th– Emelia Voisine
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…
If you didn’t sign up to be on a Planning Committee(s) at camp but now want to be on one or some, you need to e-mail Amber by Thursday, August 9. Whichever committee you’ve signed up for, you are on. Amber will send out Rosters and another schedule to all members before your first meeting. Planning Committees meet on Sunday afternoons in Caribou every other month for about 2 hours, except Program and Finance Committees which meet monthly until tasks are completed. Most Planning Committees meet 3-4 times during the school year.
ATLC Operation Leadership Teams:
If you are interested in being on one of ATLC’s three Operation Leadership Teams and forgot to sign up at camp, the deadline is Friday, August 24th. E-mail us if you want to be considered! Team members will be chosen on Saturday, September 8th, and everyone who signed up will be notified shortly after that about who will be on each Team. There is one training for Team members on Saturday-September 22. You need to be able to attend this training if you are a Team member. More information will be provided to those chosen on the team.
Congratulations to Quinn White and Autumn Ganzel for being SUPERSTAR Big Sisters at ATLC 2018!! There is NO WAY we would’ve down it without you girls! Thank you for all of your hard work and creativity!!
Thursday’s on Sweden Street-
This outdoor event in Caribou (held about every other week during the summer) is so much FUN! The street gets shut down, lined with vendors, and filled with music from the band that plays each night. We will have a booth making fried pickles and poutines (hand cut fries with cheese and gravy). We use donated potatoes from local farmers. If anyone knows a farmer that would be willing to donate to a great cause, we’d REALLY appreciate it! We tend to go through about 70 lbs. of potatoes per event but we will take any amount donated. Please contact Amber with the information below.
Also, we will be looking for teen’s assistance to serve these items. The first one is coming up on June 7. Teens who have already been to summer camp are invited to come help. Don’t forget your time volunteering can go towards NHS and hours for graduation! See schedule below:
June 7 – Family Fun Night 6-9pm
Family fun night! Tractor-train rides, caricature portraits and a dunking booth! Free sno-cones at the City booth & No Pressure on stage!
June 21 – Katahdin Trust Night 6-9pm
Celebrate Community Banking at its best for 100 years! Go green-and-white for Katahdin Trust Company with Music X-Press!
July 5 – Made in the U.S.A. 6-9pm
Hand-crafted, Maine-made items from our amazing vendors! Wear red, white & blue and we’ll have something special for you at the City of Caribou booth! The Adam Ezra Group is back!
July 19 – Reunion Night 6-9pm
Generations of Caribou classes reunite & reminisce! Welcome home! Don’t miss the Rock Dox.
August 16 – TOS First Ever Karaoke Competition 6-9pm
The first-ever TOS Karaoke Competition hosted by Soundstage! Check out our event at facebook.com/CityofCaribou for rules & entry info. $500 prize!
August 30 – Southern Style Summer Send-Off 6-9pm
Line dancing lessons, mechanical bull riding and country music with Tennessee Haze!
The following committees are starting back up in the fall of 2018.
Don’t forget to let Amber know that if you plan on continuing in a committee or would like to join another committee. Your involvement in ATLC is what keeps us going!
You can also sign up to be on a Team for the New Program and sign up to receive newsletters next year.
Sign up for any of these before August 1st!
Newsletters will be coming to an end for ATLC-2017 campers. However, if you want to still receive newsletters, please let Amber know. This is a great way to know what Outings will be happening during the school year.
ANY teen that has attended ANY of our summer camps is invited to stay involved as much as they can for as long as they can.
Your parents should be receiving a “Parent Evaluation” very shortly. Please encourage your parents to complete and return this Evaluation because it will provide us with helpful feedback on what they think about different areas of ATLC – Thanks!