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’s 2017 summer program will be taking place at Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle from July 23-27, 2017. The Registration period is now closed.
Bean Supper in the Valley–
On Saturday, May 6th ATLC will be hosting a Bean supper at the St. Thomas Catholic Church in Madawaska (337 St Thomas Street). Beans, hotdogs, coleslaw or potato salad, a roll, dessert and a drink will be served for $7. The supper will start at 5pm (right after the 4pm service) and run until 7pm. Take out’s will be available and all are welcome!
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY”: Happy Birthday to our following special friends with a birthday this month:
May 5~ Lacey Jandreau
May 6~ Joshua McGillicuddy
May 8 ~ Doug Cronkite
May 11~ Lucas Ramsey
May 12~ Josh Kovach
May 15~ Matt Horton
May 19~ Chelsea Ouellette
May 23~ Chad Giberson
May 31~ Daisy Grant
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. With the exception of Finance, all Committees are complete for this year. Thank you to all of you that were on the Activities, Program, and Public Relations Committees! You were able to complete all of your tasks way ahead of schedule and you did your job extremely well! Thanks again!
If you are looking to sign up for a Committee for next year, you can! At ATLC, we want our teens to stay as involved as you can for as long as you can. Even if you aren’t attending this year’s summer camp as a staff member, you can still be involved in ATLC during the next school year! Contact Amber with the information below!
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 May 21st from 2-4pm in Fort Kent. Registrations have been mailed out and will need to be into Amber before May 12. Final letter will go out to all who are registered the week of May 15th.
County Wide Bottle Drive–
There are Key People in various areas of the County that have been appointed to be to reach out to prior ATLC campers in their geographical area to form teams and plan/carry out a bottle drive to support ATLC before June 1st. If you are a prior camper and would like to help out or would like to donate your bottles, contact Amber and she 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 Lily Brickman
Van Buren –Chelsea Ouellette and Brenton Soucy
St. Agatha/Frenchville –Emily Albert and Madysen Picard
Presque Isle – Abigail Michaud
Limestone –Karoline Dillenbeck
Houlton – Nolan Jacobs
Hodgdon –Autumn Ganzel
Easton- Katelyn White and Shelliese Mullen
Mars Hill- Aly Tilley
BE THE DIFFERENCE
Amber Stedt, ATLC Program Coordinator
Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp
Phone: 207-498-6431 ext. 156
Mailing Address: ATLC
PO Box 1018
Caribou, ME 04736