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What is ATLC?

What is ATLC?

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.

Program Goals:

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.

 

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ATLC 2018 summer program will be taking  place at the University of Maine at Fort Kent from July 22-26, 2018.  The registration items are listed below for you to print. Completed registration forms are to be mailed into ATLC with the contact information below. Please, remember to fill it out completely,  include the 1st Payment of $62.50, when you mail it in.  

WE HAVE EXTENDED OUR DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS TO APRIL 26TH!!

Contact Amber with any questions! 

We look forward to seeing you on July 22nd at UMFK!! 🙂 

GET THE INFORMATION YOU NEED FOR SUMMER CAMP HERE!!!!!!!!!

Registration Letter – Revised
ATLC-2018 Menu
Camp Schedule 2018
ATLC General-Dorm Guidelines
Registration Form


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“HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to our following special friends with a birthday this month:

April 14- Ella Crocket

April 21- Emma Deeves

April 23- Nolan Jacobs

April 27- Autumn Ganzel

April 28- Danielle Pelkey

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ATLC Instagram and Facebook PagePlease 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!
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Information for Teens (and parents) currently in our program…

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Planning Committees:

Camp Administrative Team (CAT) (1-2:30pm)is meeting on April 22nd at One Vaughn Place in Caribou. Starting this month, Finance will take off April and June. The next meeting will be on May 6 from 2:30-4pm. Don’t forget to check the ATLC website (www.atlc-camp.org) for cancellations in case of yucky weather. It will be posted no later than 9am that morning

If you are looking to sign up for a Committee for next year, you still can! Contact us with the information below!

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Spring Trash and Treasure Show

Any teen from our program willing to help us out at our only Trade Show for this year is more than welcome to! We will be at the Forum in Presque Isle on April 14 and 15 for the Spring Trash and Treasure Show. We have more than enough items to sell. We just need help selling our former treasures to others. The shifts are typically broken up as follows:

April 14- (8:45am-11:30am, 11:30am-2pm, 2pm-4:30pm)

April 15 (9:45am-12:30pm, 12:30pm-3:15pm)

ATLC could REALLY benefit from your time! CONTACT US ASAP! 🙂

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Former “Regional Weekend Program” Revamp

As we have mentioned before, we are looking to significantly update the old “Regional Weekend Program”. We do want to still work with teens currently in 5-8 and want to keep some of the same aspects of this program. However, we were looking to update the content being taught to fit teens of today.

If you are interested in being a part of this planning process, please contact us before April 12. We will have a meeting in Caribou on April 22.

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Camper Survey-

We’ll be sending out the last camper survey this month. Please, look for this and be prepared to send it 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!
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Big Sisters:

Congratulations to Quinn White and Autumn Ganzel for being ATLC 2018’s Big Sisters!! We are confident in your ability to keep the energy upbeat at camp and your ability to handle obstacles that will come your way with the transition to a new camp site. Good luck with your new roles!!
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County Wide Bottle Drive

Just a reminder- All Bottle drives will be carried out by the end of this month. 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 one of the following people in your area. The date when the Bottle Drive is held, varies between all areas. Contact Amber for more information!

Fort Kent –Meg Boulay and Celeste Ryder

Van Buren –Chelsea Ouellette

Madawaska/St. Agatha/Frenchville –Emily Albert and Madysen Picard

Presque Isle – Olivia Parsley

Limestone –Karoline Dillenbeck

Houlton – Nolan Jacobs, Damien Sullivan, Quinn White, and Ellie Grant

Hodgdon –Autumn Ganzel
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Spring Raffle-

All who sold tickets for this fundraiser, need to return tickets sold (and unsold) and money to Amber no later than April 23. Please remember to do your best to sell your tickets! Thank you!!
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Gwen Turner Award Scholarship

  • Our beloved Gwen Turner (and family) was a cook at ATLC for many years. When she passed, her family created this award for an individual who has participated in the Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp.

    Applications are available here. Please email or mail yours back to Amber with the contact information below before Friday, April 27!

    Gwen Turner Scholarship


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 Upcoming OUTINGS:
 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.

Tie-Dye Outing- All teens who have attended a previous summer camp are invited to come enjoy the last outing for this school year. It will be held on Saturday, May 5th from 12-2pm at Riverside Park in Fort Kent. Registration Form: Tie-Dye and BBQ Outing

All registration Forms are due before April 26!!

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Camp 2017 DVDs- These are ready to go!If you would like one, send your $15 into Amber and she’ll mail one out to you!


BE THE DIFFERENCE


Contact information:

 
Amber Stedt, ATLC Program Coordinator

Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp

Phone: 207-498-6431 ext. 156

Fax: 207-492-3181

Email: astedt@amhc.org

Mailing Address:   ATLC
PO Box 1018

Caribou, ME 04736