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 is open for ATLC 2019 and will be closed on April 3rd. Contact us with the information below if you or someone you know is interested.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to our following special friends with a birthday in March:
March 12th -Alyssa Dumond
March 17th –Alia Skaleski
March 27th – Madysen Picard
March 29th –Emma Christie
March 30th –Lily Valcourt
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.
ATLC Operation Leadership Afterschool Program:
We are gearing up to hold the last of our FREE afterschool programs for students in 5th– 8th grades (in various locations in the County) this year! Registrations are going out to all schools in these areas in the beginning of February. If you would like a registration for one of these programs, please email us with the info at the bottom of the page. 🙂
NORTHERN TEAM IS PRESENTING on:
Wednesday, March 13, from 3-5pm @ Fort Kent Community High School
(Snow date is March 20 from 3-5pm) Deadline to Register- March 5th 12pm noon
SOUTHERN TEAM IS PRESENTING on:
Thursday, March 14, from 2-4pm @ the Houlton Rec. Department (Workshop day at school)
(Snow date is March 28 from 3-5pm) Deadline to Register- March 6th 12pm noon
CENTRAL TEAM IS PRESENTING on:
Tuesday, March 19, from 3-5pm @ the Caribou Rec. Department
(Snow date is March 26 from 3-5pm)Deadline to Register- March 12th 12pm noon
School Presentation Teams–
All Presentations should be complete and Camp Registrations have been passed to every student in 6th-8th grade in County schools. Registrations have also been sent to Rec. Directors, Scout Leaders, and Boys and Girls club. 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 before April 1.
Student Staff Applications:
Applications are in and will be reviewed by the Student Staff Selection Committee. 16 applicants will be invited to participate in the interview process that will take place on March 2 from 1-5pm (Snow date of March 3) and March 9 from 1-5(Snow date of March 10). The Student Staff process will be completed by March 22.
ATLC 2019-FAMILY GROUP CO-FACILITATORS & FACILITATORS:
Co-Facilitators and Facilitators for this coming summer camp were discussed the last weekend in January. What a solid group of creative, kind, remarkable leaders! All we need now is Student Staff! 😉
BIG BROTHER/BIG SISTER APPLICATION:
Congratulations to Storm and Damien for becoming this year’s Big Bro duo! We are excited for you both!
This will take place on May 19 from 11-2pm at Haystack Mountain in Presque Isle. Hiking, scavenger hunting, lunching, and tie-dying is on the agenda. Registrations will go out to all campers and staff who attended ATLC 2018 last summer next month. We hope you can make the final reunion of this school year!
Stew Night w/ dessert auction!!-ATLC held the most successful Stew Night we’ve ever had on Feb. 2nd at the Episcopal Church in Houlton. Thank you to the following individuals for donating your time and cooking skills. We certainly could not have done it without you all!
-Storm Eirman -Nolan Jacobs (& mom)
-Reiley Wright (& mom) – Quinn White (& mom)
-Oisin Gardner (& mom) – Val Theriault
-Doug Cronkhite – Ellie Grant (& mom)
-Tia Burlock – Damien Sullivan (&parents)
We’re planning on doing it again next year!
Gwen Turner Scholarship Opportunity– This scholarship is offered to all juniors in High School who have been involved in our program. To apply for this scholarship, please contact us with the information below. Applications are due back before April 30th. The Advisory Board will then reveiew all applicants. The winner of this scholarship will be revealed at our VIP Morning at our summer camp on July 24th.
Giving back to our community-
We have been invited to help at the Potluck Supper in Washburn at the Masonic Lodge on Berce Street on Friday, March 22 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 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! J Check your schedules and please contact us before March 14th if you are willing to help out! Especially you folks in the area!! Those of you needing community service hours for school, this is a great opportunity for you!
County Wide Bottle Drive–
There are Key People in various areas of the County that have been appointed to reach out to prior ATLC campers in their l area to form teams in order to plan/carry out a bottle drive to support ATLC in their town 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 us and we will put you into contact with a key person in your area. The date when the Bottle Drive is held, varies between all areas. Contact us for more information! The following towns will have teams collecting bottles.