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 2020 summer program is tentatively scheduled at the University of Maine at Fort Kent from July 26-30, 2020. Registrations for summer camp will be available in February 2020.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to our following special friends with a birthday in August:
August 4th– Genevieve Naranja
August 9th– Chandler Hetherington
August 10th– Molly Grant
August 11th– Hope Royal
August 14th – Storm Eirman
August 17th – Haley Dumond
August 28th– Dominic Caron
August 29th– Alex Hale
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…
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 Friday, August 9. Whichever committee you’ve signed up for, you are on. Amber will send out an email before your first meeting with some final info (Please be checking your emails).
Planning Committees meet on Sunday afternoons in Caribou every other month for 1 1/2 hours, except Program and Finance Committees which meet monthly until tasks are completed for the year. Most Planning Committees meet 3-4 times during the school year.
ATLC Operation Leadership Team:
We have 21 names of people who signed up/ are interested in leading this afterschool program in their area.
Programs will be presented in the spring. More information will come at the end of this year with a training tentatively planned for the beginning of 2020 for all those chosen out of the 21 to lead the program. Stay tuned for more information!
If you are interested in leading this program for peers in your area but did not sign up at camp, please contact us before August 23 so we can add you to the list of names to be discussed.