The Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp (ATLC) program is a leadership development and drug prevention program serving Aroostook County teens in grades 5-9 in Northern Maine. Teens in grades 6th-8th attend a five-day residential summer camp program in late July, and can then participate in a variety of follow-up programs during the school year.
ATLC held an extremely successful camp of 53 campers on July 24th-28th at Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle. Registration period for ATLC 2017 will be available in February-Stay Tuned!
We have sent out the last camper survey to all campers who had attended ATLC 2015 . Please, if you haven’t already, send yours back immediately. ATLC is dependent on these surveys and it’s also something you signed and agreed to do before you attended camp last year so please don’t forget to send yours in!!
Musky Derby 2016-
ATLC will be selling tickets for a fishing package (Value of $500) at the Fort Kent Musky Derby on August 12th, 13th, and 14th. The booth will be located in the SW Collins’ (in Fort Kent) parking lot area. We need as many teen helpers as we can get! The following shifts are in need of coverage.
Fri. August 12~ 3pm-7pm
Sat. August 13~ 1:30pm-5pm
Sun. August 14~ 1:45pm-4:30pm, 4:30-7pm
Amber will be there all three days so your ride can drop you off at the start of your shift and pick you up at the end. If you are interested, Email Amber by Wednesday, August 10th!
Camp 2016 DVDs- These will be mailed out to all paid individuals on August 22(or as payment comes in afterwards). If you would like one, send your $15 into Amber and she’ll mail one out to you! 🙂
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY”: Happy Birthday to our following special friends with a birthday during August:
August 2nd– Morgan Dube
August 8th–Kyle Dube
August 9th– Grace Hanley
August 14th – Storm Eirman
August 25th– Isabel Cyr
August 27th – Grace Malone
August 27th – Annie Ouellette
August 28th – Jacy Willette
August 28th – Sara Stitham
August 29th – Mandy Graham
Thursdays on Sweden Street-
Starting June 2nd and continuing about every other week until August 25th, ATLC will have a booth on Sweden St. in Caribou to sell poutines and chili fries made with homemade potatoes donated by local farmers! There will be many vendors and bands during every Thursday on Sweden Street. Click here to see the schedule:
Please let us know if you’d like to help us anywhere from 5pm-9pm on those Thursdays!! Come join the fun!
_______________________________________________________________ ATLC REGIONAL WEEKEND PROGRAMS:
If you are interested in being on one of ATLC’s two Weekend Teams and didn’t get to sign up at camp, the deadline is Thursday, August 4th. E-mail Amber if you want to be considered! Weekend Team members will be chosen on Sunday, August 7th, and everyone who signed up will be notified shortly after that about who will be on each Weekend Team (there are 8 members on each Team). There are three trainings for Team members on Saturday-August 27, Saturday-September 10, and Saturday-September 17. You need to be able to attend all three trainings if you are a Team member.
Please view the link for the schedule below. This schedule includes all 4 weekend dates for the program- 2 for the Northern Team and 2 for the Central Team.
ATLC Regional Weekend Team Trainings-2016
ATLC OUTINGS/ Volunteer Opportunities:
We will be holding several ATLC Outings/ Volunteer Opportunities during the school year which any former camper or staff person can attend. Our first Outing will be “Caribou Marathon”, on September 18, 2016 in Caribou. More information and a Registration Form will be mailed out to every one in the middle of August! If you are in the area and would like to volunteer during this huge event in some way, please mark your calendar and be on the lookout for the registration form and more information coming your way.
PLANNING COMMITTEES & CO-CHAIR TRAINING:
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 11. Whichever committee you’ve signed up for, you are on. There is no “trying out” to be on these committees. 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 an hour and a half, except Program and Finance Committees which meet monthly until tasks are completed. Most Planning Committees meet 3-4 times during the school year.
Committee Co-Chairs: there will be training for you on Sunday, August 7th, in Caribou from 2:30-3:30 PM.
Please check out the Schedule for all Committees in the link below.
COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULES 2016-2017
County Wide Bottle Drive
We are holding an ATLC Bottle Drive in the following communities: Fort Kent, Limestone, St. Agatha & Frenchville, Presque Isle, Van Buren and Hodgdon. We have ATLC staff in each of these communities heading up the Bottle Drive. There is no specific date(any time from now until September 17th is when it needs to be completed), yet on when each will take place as we wanted the Key People in those areas to hold this Bottle Drive when it was convenient for them. If you can help out in your community with the Bottle Drive, e-mail Amber at as soon as possible – she will put you in touch with our staff person in your community – Thanks!
ATLC will be holding a Harvest Supper at New Sweden Consolidated School on Saturday, September 24th, from 4:30-6:00 PM. Many Raffle Prizes will be available for you to try your luck at! Prizes will be drawn at 6 PM. We invite everyone to attend and support ATLC – tickets are $10/person. We are also looking for some campers & staff to help out that night by serving food, greeting people, and so on. If you want to help out and get a free supper for doing so, e-mail Amber!
Parents of ATLC 2016 campers should be receiving a “Parent Evaluation” very shortly. Please complete and return this Evaluation because it will provide us with helpful feedback on what you think about different areas of ATLC – Thanks!
BE THE DIFFERENCE!!
Amber Stedt, ATLC Program Coordinator
Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp
Phone: 207-498-6431 ext. 156
Mailing Address: PO Box 1018
Caribou, ME 04736