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.

 

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ATLC 2018 summer program will be taking  place at the University of Maine at Fort Kent from July 22-26, 2018.  This registration period is now closed.

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

May 6~ Olivia Parsley

May 8 ~ Doug Cronkite

May 12~ Kaydence Dow

                  Josh Kovach

                 Damien Sullivan

May 15~ Matt Horton

May 17~ Amelia Scott

May 18~ Landon DiRusso

May 19~ Chelsea Ouellette

May 25~ Payten Voisine

May 29~ Morgan Stevens

May 31~ Daisy Grant

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

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Planning Committees:

The Camp Administrative Team and Finance Committee is meeting this month. See the Calendar of Events for dates and times.

If you are looking to sign up for a Committee for next year, you still can! Contact us with the information below!

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City-Wide Yard Sale On Saturday and Sunday, May 19th and 20th 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 10th. Please, no electronics as they are very expensive to discard (after years of not being sold in the sale). Thank you!

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Former “Regional Weekend Program” Revamp

As we have mentioned before, we are looking to significantly update the old “Regional Weekend Program”. We do want to still work with teens currently in 5-8 and want to keep some of the same aspects of this program. However, we were looking to update the content being taught to fit teens of today.

If you are interested in being a part of this planning process, please contact us before April 12. We will have a meeting in Caribou on April 22.

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Camper Survey-

We’ll be sending out the last camper survey this month. Please, look for this and be prepared to send it back immediately. ATLC is dependent on these surveys and it’s also something you signed and agreed to do before you attended camp last year so please don’t forget to send yours in!
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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!!
 
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Thursday’s 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 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 Amber 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 7. The next and final 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!

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 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.

 

The next outing will be the Corn Maze in September 2018. More information will be available as the event date gets closer.

 

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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!


BE THE DIFFERENCE


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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