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 2019 summer program will take place at the University of Maine at Fort Kent from July 21-25, 2019. Registration for ATLC 2019 is now closed .
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to our following special friends with a birthday in April:
May 4~ Emmie McIntyre &
~ Prudence Napalapalai
May 6~ Olivia Parsley
May 8 ~ Doug Cronkite
May 10~ Emma Pooler
May 11~ Logan Stedt
May 12~ Damien Sullivan
May 19~ Chelsea Ouellette
May 25~ Payten Voisine
May 26~ Reiley Wright
May 27~ Ava Paradis
May 29~ Ben Pelkey
ATLC Instagram and Facebook Page–Please 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…
With the exception of Finance, all Committees are complete for this year. Thank you to all of you that were on the Reunion, Program, and PR Committees! You were able to complete all of your task 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 they can, for as long as they 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 us! Committees will begin again in August.
School Presentation Teams–
Team members; Thank you for your courage, time, and passion for ATLC to help you to present to your peers in your school!! You are remarkable! Remember to get your wooden dowels back to us ASAP!!
ATLC 2019-Staff Selection is complete:
Camera Crew, Student Staff, Co-Facilitators and Facilitators for this coming summer have been finalized. What a solid group of creative, kind, remarkable leaders!!
BIG BROTHER/BIG SISTER APPLICATION:
Congratulations to Storm and Damien for becoming this year’s Big Bro duo! We are excited for you both!
City-Wide Yard Sale– On Saturday and Sunday, May 18th and 19th ATLC will be participating in the City Wide Yard Sale going on in Caribou. If you have any items you would like to get rid of, bring them to Amber at the Caribou office before May 9th. Please, no electronics as they are very expensive to discard (after years of not being sold in the sale). Thank you!
Thursdays on Sweden Street
This outdoor event in Caribou (held about every other week during the summer) is so much FUN! The street gets shut down, lined with vendors, and filled with music from the band that plays each night. We will have a booth making fried pickles, chili fries and poutines (hand cut fries with cheese and gravy). We use donated potatoes from local farmers. If anyone knows a farmer that would be willing to donate to a great cause, we’d REALLY appreciate it! We tend to go through about 70 lbs. of potatoes per event but we will take any amount donated. Please contact us with the information below.
Also, we will be looking for teen’s assistance to serve these items. The first one is coming up on June 6. Next newsletter will contain the dates this event will be held. Teens who have already been to summer camp are invited to come help. Don’t forget your time volunteering can go towards NHS and hours for graduation!
2019 Camp Registrations-
We have successfully acquired 56 new campers for this year! We are so excited to meet them all!!!