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 for ATLC 2019 will be available in February of 2019.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to our following special friends with a birthday during November:
Nov. 9th – Emily Albert
Nov. 23rd ~Jordon Sandstrom
Nov. 27th – Rothery Sullivan
Nov. 30th ~ Saffayia Durepo
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…
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:
Northern Team will present an afterschool program at the Madawaska Elementary School on Nov. 7th from 3-5pm, Southern Team will present an afterschool program at the Hodgdon Middle High School on Nov. 13th from 2:30-4:30pm, and Central Team will present a program at the Sargent Family Community Center in Presque Isle on Nov. 20th from 1-3pm. Good luck to all teams!!We hope you are able to reach many teens that will in turn demonstrate what they learn from you, out in their school and community. Thank you for being the difference!
Registration Forms for upcoming programs are below:
Madawaska Area Program Registration Form 2018 – Happening on November 7th. Deadline to Register is Nov. 1
Hodgdon Area Program Registration Form 2018 -Happening on November 13th. Deadline to Register is Nov. 1
Presque Isle Area Program Registration Form -Happening on November 20th, Deadline to Register is Nov. 8th
Three more programs will be presented March 2019 in Caribou, Fort Kent, and Houlton for those in 5-8th grade. Stay tuned for more details on those as time draws near!
ATLC 2018 CAMP REUNION:
This will be taken place on Saturday, Nov. 17th (snow date-Nov. 24th) at UMFK!! The deadline to register is October 31st. Final letters will go out to all registered individuals the week before the reunion. We are looking forward to spending an amazing day with you again!
Spaghetti Supper in Fort Fairfield– On Sunday, October 28th, ATLC held a Spaghetti Supper at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fort Fairfield (170 Main Street). Thank you to the following volunteers who helped or made/ donated food. You all are gems and we couldn’t have pulled it off without you!!
ATLC 2019-FAMILY GROUP CO-FACILITATORS & FACILITATORS:
We are looking for folks who are interested in being Family Group Facilitators or Co-Facilitators at ATLC 2019! Facilitators should be 18 or older (although exceptions are sometimes made), and have been either a Co-Facilitator and/or a Student Staff member. Co-Facilitators must have at least one year’s experience as a Student Staff member. You need to e-mail Amber by Dec. 13th at the latest if you want to be considered for either position.
BIG BROTHER/BIG SISTER APPLICATION:
If you have ATLC summer camp staff experience and are in high school, you can ask for an application to be Big Brother or Big Sister at ATLC 2019! Just e-mail Amber to request an application before NOON Thursday, Nov. 15th! Only people who request applications prior to this date will be able to apply (Deadline to hand in applications you have requested, will be due back to Amber before December 6th). Contact Amber with any questions you may have. Go ahead….Take a positive risk!