We are pleased to announce that ATLC 2020 will be held at the University of Maine at Fort Kent from July 26-30, 2020 for ANY student currently in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade! Registrations for ATLC 2020 will be available in late February 2020.
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.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to our following special friends with a birthday in January:
Jan. 8- Harley St.Germain
Jan. 12- Gavin Plant
Jan. 23- Andre Theriault & Cooper Saucier
Jan. 24- Cody Braley
Jan. 26- Jonathan Staples
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…
ATLC PLANNING COMMITTEES:
Program and Reunion Committee will be having their meetings this month in Caribou. If you are on these committees, please refer to the calendar of events section of the website for dates. If you are unable to attend, please notify your Co-Chairs 24 hours in advance!!
Operation Leadership Teams:
Operation Leadership’s Northern and Central Teams have been busy creating workshops for their events at Fort Fairfield and Wisdom starting in February! They will be presenting these workshops to Abby in January.
This after school program begins in February for the following areas:
- NORTHERN TEAM IS PRESENTING on:
Thursday, February 6th, from 3-5pm @ Wisdom Middle/ High School
- CENTRAL TEAM IS PRESENTING on:
Tuesday, February 10th, from 3-5pm @ Fort Fairfield Middle/High School
The camp video is up and running for anyone to take a look at! Here’s the link on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU9p7x_gDVM&t=396s.
Student Staff Applications:
Interested in being a student staff at ATLC 2020? Any teen who completed an ATLC summer camp program and has not graduated from high school can apply. Email Abby or Amber a request for an application any time after December 30th. Once you’ve received an application, it must be filled out completely and sent into Amber or Abby NO LATER than January 30th. Completed applications must be emailed or postmarked by the 30th to be considered! 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! Each application needs to be accompanied by 3 letters of recommendation (refer to your application for details on who can write these letters). This means you need to give the people you are asking to write your letters of recommendation enough time to write them for you. Thank you!
The Aroostook Vision:
Congrats to Nolan Jacobs for holding a great Aroostook Vision event for the Houlton middle schoolers on December 13th! Nolan did a great job spreading an impactful message. (Check out our Facebook to watch!)
His next events will be on February 7th, March 13th, May 1st, and June 5th!
ATLC 2019 CAMP STAFF SELECTION:
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 19th (Snow Date of January 26th). Amber or Abby will be in touch with these individuals soon. Following this, the Camp Administrative Team (CAT) will meet to discuss, Big Brother/ Big Sister, Facilitator, and Co-Facilitator requests. More information will be provided to these individuals once decisions have been made.
ATLC Chocolate Bar Fundraiser-
The Finance Committee is looking to sell chocolate bars! Everyone loves chocolate, right?! At $1 per bar these will sell quickly! If you are able to help us out please e-mail Abby and let her know how many you think you can sell!
ATLC is funded by support from Grant sources, Local Business Partnerships, Service Organization Support, donations, and by Fundraising. This month, ATLC will be selling chocolate bars!!
Anyone with any fundraising ideas, please pass them along so they can be discussed during Finance Committee!! Thank you!
ATLC will be hosting TWO Stew Nights on Feb. 1 at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Houlton and on February 22 in Fort Kent. 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!!! All are welcome!!
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 22nd. We can surely use the help!
School Presentation Teams–
A couple students from each school will be asked to represent ATLC in their school within the next few months. These students will be trained (on January 12th (Snow date: of January 26th) 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 2020.
BE THE DIFFERENCE
Amber Stedt, ATLC Program Coordinator or
Abby Pooler, Prevention Specialist
Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp
Phone: 207-498-6431 ext. 156 or 157
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
PO Box 1018
Caribou, ME 04736