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 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, and mail it by April 5th.  Contact Amber with any questions! 

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


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


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

March 5th-    Wilson Saucier

March 11th –Carly Guerrette

March 23rd _ Sarah Williams

March 23rd  -Alex Patterson

March 27th – Madysen Picard


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:

There are four ATLC Planning Committees: Activities, Finance, Program, and Public Relations.In February, Public Relations, Student Staff Selection Committee (these individuals have already been appointed), and Finance will be meeting. Be sure to check the calendar on the Event’s tab for times! 


Student Staff Applications:

Applications have been reviewed by the Student Staff Selection Committee. This year, 12 applicants will be invited to participate in the interview process that will take place on March 3 from 1-4:15pm (Snow date of March 4) and March 10 from 1-4:15(Snow date of March 11). The Student Staff process will be completed by March 23.

Obviously we would like to be able to accept everyone who applies, but this isn’t possible. We sincerely hope that you understand that we feel all who apply are qualified, whether chosen or not. Should you have questions, please contact us. Be The Difference! 



The Regional Weekend Program will be getting a major revamp which may take some time for us to organize. If you are interested in being a part of the planning committee to assist us in creating/ updating this program, please contact us with the information at the bottom of this page!   


School Presentation Teams

All Presentations should be complete and Camp Registrations should have been passed to every teen in 6th-8th grade in County schools, at this point. Registrations have also been sent to Rec. Directors, Scout Leaders, and Boys and Girls club. Team members; remember to get your wooden dowels back to Amber before April 1. Thank you!


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!!

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 between March 1st and May 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 Celeste Ryder

Van Buren –Chelsea Ouellette and Brenton Soucy

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

Caribou-Dawson Whitten

Washburn- Emma Deeves

Giving back to our community-

We have been invited to help at The Potluck Supper the Limestone Masons will be putting on at their Lodge on Main Street in Limestone on Friday, March 23 at 6:15pm. This is a great opportunity for us to show our appreciation to them. They are huge supporters of our program!!

We will need 3-4 individuals (teens) to help pour drinks, collect plates once they are through eating, and clean up, etc. We do not need to make any food for this event. All you have to do is show up ready to work! đź™‚ Check your schedules and please contact Amber before March 14th if you are willing to help out! Those of you needing community service hours for school, this is a great opportunity for you!


Stew Night!!-

ATLC held a successful event on Feb. 9th at the Presque Isle Snowmobile Club. Thank you to the following individuals for donating your time. We appreciate you all!!

  • Dusty Graham                    â€“ Danielle Pelkey

  • Olivia Parsley                      – Quinn White

  • Karoline Dillenbeck          – Val Theriault

  • Doug Cronkhite                     – Meg Boulay

    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


 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.



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!


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


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