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.
Program Need: The 2008 Maine Youth Drug and Alcohol Use Survey shows Aroostook County teens in grades 5-9 as having a drug use problem, with 15.3% reporting use by grade 6. By grade 9 alcohol use increased 20.8%, tobacco use 12.4%, and marijuana use 5.4%. Early drug/alcohol use increases risk of mental health problems, drug/alcohol dependence, eduacational underachievement, physical health problems, and social difficulties during later adolescence and early adulthood.
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’s 2017 summer program will be taking place at Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle from July 23-27, 2017. Registrations will be given to every student currently in 6th- 8th grade in the following public schools after February 17th: Ashland, Caribou, Caswell, Central Aroostook, Dr. Levesque, Easton Jr./ Sr. High School, Easton Elementary, Fort Fairfield, Fort Kent Elementary, Houlton, Limestone, Madawaska Elementary, Madawaska Middle/High, Mill Pond, Hodgdon, New Sweden, Presque Isle, Southern Aroostook, Valley Rivers, Van Buren, Washburn, and Woodland.
If you are in 6th-8th grade and not from these schools, you can also attend camp! Either contact Amber with the contact information below, or print the following links below:
ATLC General-Dorm Guidelines
We hope we see you at camp in July! 🙂
Stew Night!!- ATLC will be hosting its annual Stew Night on Feb. 17 at the Presque Isle Snowmobile Club. Stews/Soups, and grilled cheese are just a few items that will be served. It costs $6 a person and take-out containers will be available. Please bring your family and friends!!!
Camp 2016 DVDs- These gems are ready to go! By sending in your $15, you could have yours mailed to you too! See contact information for mailing address. All checks made payable to ATLC.
Spring Raffle and Trade Shows–
Our Spring Raffle Fundraiser has started and we are selling tickets for a Bose CineMate 15 Home Theater Speaker System and a GoPro Hero 5 camera. Tickets are 1 ticket for $5 or 3 tickets for $10! If you would like to help sell tickets or are interested in buying some, please contact Amber. We also need teens to sign up in order to help at the upcoming trade shows.
March 25 (9am-5pm) and March 26 (9am-4pm) Sportsman’s Show @ UMPI
April 8 (9am-5pm) and April 9 (10-4) Trash and Treasure Show @ The Forum in Presque Isle
April 22 (9am-8pm) and April 23 (10am-4pm) Top O’ Maine Trade Show in Madawaska
We will have each show split up into shorter shifts. If you could donate about 3 hours of your time to help sell tickets, we’d REALLY appreciate it! ATLC could REALLY benefit from your time! CONTACT AMBER!
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY”: Happy Birthday to our following special friends with a birthday during February :
Feb. 2- Jordan DeLong
Feb. 13 – Sedona Lucas
Feb. 15- Lauren McGillicuddy
Feb. 17- Cody Martin
Feb. 23- Lizz Boyett
Feb. 24- Alexis Tardie