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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.



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 October:

October 3rd

~Tia Burlock

October 8th

~Noah Dorr

~Jillian Zeigler

October 16th

~ Abigail Clark

Shania Morin

October 25th

~Jenna Fitzpatrick

October 27th

~Alexis Ganzel

October 28th

~Oisin Gardiner

October 29th

~Meg Boulay



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!

Information for Teens (and parents) currently in our program…


Planning Committees:

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:

Each team will be holding their first after school program next month. The Northern team kicks it off at the Madawaska Elementary School on 11/7. Please keep a close eye on our website and Facebook page for more details and more dates to other towns that this new program will be hosted at. As always, information will be given to our school contacts and local rec. departments, and scout leaders. If you know someone that would like to attend this FREE program, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us! Snacks will be served at no extra cost.

Free Free FREE!

Teams will complete their final training on Oct. 20. 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



Saturday, Nov. 17th (snow date-Nov. 24th) at UMFK!! A Reunion Registration form is included below for you. Please, have your parent/guardian print it,  sign it, enclose $20, and have it into us prior to October 31st. Final letters will go out to all registered individuals as time draws near. We are looking forward to spending an amazing day with you again!

 Click here—–>Registration Form 


Spaghetti Supper in Fort Fairfield– On Sunday, October 28th, ATLC will be hosting a Spaghetti supper at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fort Fairfield (170 Main Street). Spaghetti, Salad, rolls, dessert and a drink will be served. The cost is $8 for ages 11 and up and $4 for ages 10 and under. The supper will start at 5:00pm and run until 6:30pm or until gone. Carry out containers will be available and all are welcome! We look forward to seeing you there!!!

We will need teen help for this event as well as people to make spaghetti sauces (both with and without meat), etc. Please let us know if you are willing to help before October 18!!!


Parent Evaluation

After camp ended, we sent “Parent Evaluations” out to parents of campers. The feedback from these Evaluations is really important to us. We have only received 16 Evaluations back. Please – check with your parents to see if they completed and mailed theirs. If they didn’t and still have it, ask them to do so – Thanks!


Giving back to our community-

We have been invited to help at the District meeting for the Masters & Wardens Association at the Caribou Lodge (Right next door to our Caribou office building- they share a parking lot) on Saturday, October 20. This is a great opportunity for us to show our appreciation to them. They are huge supporters of our program.

We will need about 6 individuals to help out at this event. Please contact us before October 4th, if you are willing to help out! Those of you needing community service hours for school, this is a great opportunity for you!


Presque Isle American Legion

We will also be appearing at the American Legion Post #88 Ray Goding meeting on Oct. 15. Here, we will have supper with the members and then speak briefly about our program. Since they also support our program, they want to hear about your experience. Please think about sharing your evening with them. Amber will be there as well. If you are in the Presque Isle area and can make this event, please get into contact with us before Oct. 11!


Contact information:

Amber Stedt, ATLC Program Coordinator

Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp

Phone: 207-498-6431 ext. 156

Fax: 207-492-3181


Mailing Address:   ATLC
PO Box 1018

Caribou, ME 04736