What is ATLC?

What is ATLC?

 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.



“HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to our following special friends with a birthday in October:

October 5th- Danalie Deprey

October 15th- Thomas Lajoie  

October 16th- Shania Morin

October 29th- Meg Boulay

October 30th- Alayna Deschaine

October 31st- Liam Holabird


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…



Finance, Program, and Public Relations Committees all will be having their meetings this month in Caribou. If you are on these committees, please refer to the calendar of events section of the website for dates. If you are unable to attend, please notify your Co-Chairs  24 hours in advance!!


Operation Leadership Teams:

We will soon be planning our after school Operation Leadership event. Keep a close eye on our website and Facebook page for more details and dates to other towns that this program will be hosted in.

If you signed up for this committee, Abby will be in contact with you in the months to come for details on training and events!


Camp Video:

Thank you for your patience! The camp video is up and running for anyone to take a look at!  Here’s the link on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU9p7x_gDVM&t=396s.



For ATLC 2019 Campers and staff- Saturday, November 23rd (snow date-Nov. 30th) at UMPI!! A Reunion Registration form was emailed to you with the October Newsletter. Please, have your parent/guardian sign it, enclose $20, and have it into us prior to October 31st. Final letters will go out to all registered individuals as time draws near. We are looking forward to spending an amazing day with you again!


Fall Ca$h Calendar-

Winners will be chosen daily for the month of October to win various cash prizes! Winners must respond by 3pm on the day they are picked to claim their prize. This does not mean they have to pick it up on that day, we just want to make a plan on when they will claim their money.


Concessions at Fort Kent Soccer Round Robin:

On Saturday, October 5th from 9am to 2 pm Fort Kent’s Rec Department is having a Round Robin for their pee-wee and co-ed soccer teams. The event is held at Jalbert Park and behind the Elementary School. ATLC will be selling coffee, hot chocolate, sweets, and lunch.

We need your help baking these treats and helping us serve! Please let us know if you are willing to help before October 1st!!




ATLC is funded by support from Grant sources, Local Business Partnerships, Service Organization Support, donations, and by Fundraising. 

Anyone with any fundraising ideas, please pass them along so they can be discussed during Finance Committee!! Thank you!


Presque Isle American Legion

We will also be appearing at the American Legion Post #88 Ray Goding meeting on Monday, Oct. 21 at 6:15pm. Here, we will have supper with the members and then speak briefly about our program. Since they also support our program, they want to hear about your (teen) experience. Please think about sharing your evening with them. Amber or Abby will be there as well. If you are in the Presque Isle area and can make this event, please get into contact with us before Oct. 15! We will give those interested further information then!


Contact information:

Amber Stedt, ATLC Program Coordinator or

Abby Pooler, Prevention Specialist

Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp

Phone: 207-498-6431 ext. 156 or 157

Fax: 207-492-3181

Email: astedt@amhc.org or apooler@amhc.org

Mailing Address:  

PO Box 1018
Caribou, ME 04736


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