We are pleased to announce that ATLC 2019 will be held at the University of Maine at Fort Kent from July 21-25, 2019 for ANY student currently in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade! Registrations for ATLC 2019 will be available in late February 2019.
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 2019 summer program will take place at the University of Maine at Fort Kent from July 21-25, 2019. Registration is open for ATLC 2019 and will be closed on April 3rd. Contact us with the information below if you or someone you know is interested.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to our following special friends with a birthday in April:
April 7- Sadie Pelletier
April 11- Tyler Knight
April 23- Nolan Jacobs
April 27- Autumn Ganzel
April 28- Danielle Pelkey
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…
With the exception of Finance, all Committees are complete for this year. Thank you to all of you that were on the Reunion, Program, and PR Committees! You were able to complete all of your task schedule and you did your job extremely well! Thanks again!
If you are looking to sign up for a Committee for next year, you can! At ATLC, we want our teens to stay as involved as they can, for as long as they can. Even if you aren’t attending this year’s summer camp as a staff member, you can still be involved in ATLC during the next school year! Contact us! Committees will begin again in August.
School Presentation Teams–
All Presentations should be complete and Camp Registrations have been passed to every student in 6th-8th grade in County schools. Registrations have also been sent to Rec. Directors, Scout Leaders, and Boys and Girls club. Team members; Thank you for your courage, time, and passion for ATLC to help you to present to your peers in your school!! You are remarkable! Remember to get your wooden dowels back to us before April 1.
Student Staff Applications:
Applications are in and will be reviewed by the Student Staff Selection Committee. 16 applicants will be invited to participate in the interview process that will take place on March 2 from 1-5pm (Snow date of March 3) and March 9 from 1-5(Snow date of March 10). The Student Staff process will be completed by March 22.
ATLC 2019-Staff Selection is complete:
Camera Crew, Student Staff, Co-Facilitators and Facilitators for this coming summer have been finalized. What a solid group of creative, kind, remarkable leaders!!
BIG BROTHER/BIG SISTER APPLICATION:
Congratulations to Storm and Damien for becoming this year’s Big Bro duo! We are excited for you both!
This will take place on May 19 from 11-2pm at Haystack Mountain in Presque Isle. Hiking, scavenger hunting, lunching, and tie-dying is on the agenda. Registrations have gone out to all campers and staff who attended ATLC 2018 last summer next month. If you misplace yours, contact us and we can email one to you. The deadline to get your registration in for this outing is May 9th.We hope you can make the final reunion of this school year!!!
It doesn’t happen often when we’re out of the office during this time of year, but resting before it starts to get real busy is what we felt is best. There will not be anyone in the office during the 2nd week of April. Please be mindful that we will be back in the office on Sunday, April 14th to attend the Finance and CAT meetings being held that day. This also means that if you are dropping off Ca$h Calendar money, please bring it to Terry at the 2nd floor Administrative office in Caribou (43 Hatch Drive).
Gwen Turner Scholarship Opportunity– This scholarship is offered to all juniors in High School who have been involved in our program. To apply for this scholarship, please contact us with the information below. Applications are due back before April 30th. The Advisory Board will then reveiew all applicants. The winner of this scholarship will be revealed at our VIP Morning at our summer camp on July 24th.
County Wide Bottle Drive–
There are Key People in various areas of the County that have been appointed to reach out to prior ATLC campers in their l area to form teams in order to plan/carry out a bottle drive to support ATLC in their town between March 1st and May 1st .
If you are a prior camper and would like to help out or would like to donate your bottles, contact us and we will put you into contact with a key person in your area. The date when the Bottle Drive is held, varies between all areas. Contact us for more information! The following towns will have teams collecting bottles.