Here’s 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 2018 summer program will be taking place at the University of Maine at Fort Kent from July 22-26, 2018. The Registration period will be open in February of 2018.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to our following special friends with a birthday this month:
Nov. 1st ~ Julia Murray
Nov. 4th ~ Emma Crouse
Nov. 9th ~ Dusty Graham
~ Emily Albert
Nov. 16th ~ Brady Berry
Nov. 17th ~Lindsay Derosier
Nov. 27th ~ Rothery Sullivan
ATLC Facebook Page–Please like our NEW ATLC Facebook page!! 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…
There are four ATLC Planning Committees: Activities, Finance, Program, and Public Relations.
In November, Activities, Program, and Finance will be meeting. Be sure to check the calendar on the Event’s tab for times! COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULES 2017-2018
ATLC Regional WEEKEND TEAMS:
The Central Weekend team had to cancel their weekend scheduled for Oct. 14 in Southern Aroostook due to low registration. Those that registered however, were invited to attend a different Regional Weekend so they don’t miss out.
The Northern Weekend Team had over 35 students attend their 1st Weekend in Madawaska. Congratulations to members: Emily, Meg, Amalla, Payten, Ethan, Cassidy, Gavin, Madysen, Celeste, and Genevieve. You guys were spectacular!!
The Central Weekend Team was able to complete their first and last weekend of the year in Fort Fairfield. We were a small group but it was an incredibly successful day for this team. Congratulations to the Central Team Members: Rothery, Kristen, Cody, Bailey, Jenna, Landon, and Kaydence!!! Also, thank you so very much to Emily from the Northern Team for filling in at the last minute!!
Last Weekend will be held in Caribou on 12/2. For those of you in these areas, be sure to spread the word to your family and friends that we are offering this FREE day to teens in these areas. Again, this is a FREE program! Pizza and snacks will be served at no extra cost.
ATLC CA$H Calendar-
This has been a really good first experience with this fundraiser! We will be picking winners until November 17th.
ATLC 2018-FAMILY GROUP CO-FACILITATORS & FACILITATORS:
We are looking for folks who are interested in being Family Group Facilitators or Co-Facilitators at ATLC 2018! 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. 14th at the latest if you want to be considered for either position.
BIG BROTHER/BIG SISTER APPLICATION:
If you have ATLC staff experience and are in high school, you can ask for an application to be Big Brother or Big Sister at ATLC 2018! Just e-mail Amber to request an application before NOON Thursday, Nov. 16th! 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 7th). Contact Amber with any questions you may have. Go ahead….Take a positive risk!
Corn Maze Outing–21 people attended this aMAZEing outing and received a pumpkin and an ice cream following the corn maze excursion. Thank you to all who came! We had great weather and a wonderful time!
The Activities Committee will be coming up with more outings for ATLC teens throughout the school year. We try to have at least one outing in every region and try to keep the cost of the activity between$10 and $0. In order to hold an outing, we have at least 12 people signed up before the deadline or the outing will be cancelled. Even though an outing may not be in your area, we provide a list of who is attending after the deadline so that you can carpool.
ATLC-2017 CAMP REUNION:
Saturday, Nov. 18th (snow date-Nov. 25th) at NMCC!! A Reunion Registration form is included after this paragraph for you. Please, have your parent/guardian sign it, enclose $20, include your workshop choice form, and have it into Amber prior to October 31st. Final letters will go out to all registered individuals as time draws near.