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What is ATLC?

What is ATLC?

 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.



“HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to our following special friends with a birthday in December:

December 3rd- Abby Pooler & Aiden Albert

December 4th- Quinn White

December 14th- Bailey McBreairty, Mira Kelly, & Courtney Cote

December 18th- Jayden Fournier

December 26th- Wyatt Henderson



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…



Finance and Public Relations Committees all will be having their meetings this month in Caribou. If you are on these committees, please refer to the calendar of events section of the website for dates. If you are unable to attend, please notify your Co-Chairs  24 hours in advance!!

The Program Committee Meeting for December was cancelled! This committee is ahead of schedule and will meet again in January!


Operation Leadership Teams:

All Operation Leadership members are meeting on December 8th for training! We are excited to begin presenting in Fort Fairfield and at Wisdom schools this spring!

Due to low numbers, there are no plans to have a southern team this year. 



Camp Video:

Thank you for your patience! The camp video is up and running for anyone to take a look at!  Here’s the link on YouTube:


Student Staff Applications:

Interested in being a student staff at ATLC 2020? Any teen who completed an ATLC summer camp program and has not graduated from high school can apply. Email Abby or Amber a request for an application any time after December 30th.  Once you’ve received an application, it must be filled out completely and sent into Amber or Abby NO LATER than January 30th. Completed applications must be emailed or postmarked by the 30th to be considered!  If you have already been Student Staff one year, you may apply again. Remember, you can only be a Student Staff for two years. Please do not wait until the last minute! Each application needs to be accompanied by 3 letters of recommendation (refer to your application for details on who can write these letters).  This means you need to give the people you are asking to write your letters of recommendation enough time to write them for you. Thank you!


The Aroostook Vision:

The Aroostook Vision, a program developed by Nolan Jacobs, sponsored by ATLC, will have its first event at 12:30 on December 13th in Houlton. We are so excited to see Nolan’s project come to life!




Deadline to hand in applications you have requested, will be due back to Abby before December 5th. Interviews will be held on January 19th (Snowdate Jan. 26th). Abby will be in touch with those running for Big Brother/ Big Sister once the applications have been recieved.


ATLC Chocolate Bar Fundraiser-

The Finance Committee is looking to sell chocolate bars! Everyone loves chocolate, right?! At $1 per bar these will sell quickly! If you are able to help us out please e-mail Abby and let her know how many you think you can sell!




ATLC is funded by support from Grant sources, Local Business Partnerships, Service Organization Support, donations, and by Fundraising. This month, ATLC will be selling chocolate bars!!

Anyone with any fundraising ideas, please pass them along so they can be discussed during Finance Committee!! Thank you!



We are looking for folks who are interested in being Family Group Facilitators or Co-Facilitators at ATLC 2020! 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 Abby by Dec. 12th at the latest if you want to be considered for either position. (You can apply for more than one position on staff to assure your spot at camp!) Contact Abby with any questions you may have! Take a risk and help lead a Family Group!!


School Presentation Teams

A couple students from each school will be asked to represent ATLC in their school within the next few months. These students will be trained (on January 12th (Snow date: of January 26th) on how to present what ATLC is and represents to their peers/ teens in 6th -8th grade. They will work with the ATLC School Contact in their school with scheduling when this presentation (s) will take place. This will be an effort for these teams to demonstrate their leadership skills learned through our program but also to recruit new campers to come to ATLC 2020. 


Contact information:

Amber Stedt, ATLC Program Coordinator or

Abby Pooler, Prevention Specialist

Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp

Phone: 207-498-6431 ext. 156 or 157

Fax: 207-492-3181

Email: or

Mailing Address:  

PO Box 1018
Caribou, ME 04736