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 will be available in February of 2019.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to our following special friends with a birthday in January:
Jan. 4~ Linsy Jackson
Jan. 9 ~ Sam Sharpe
Jan. 11~ Karoline Dillenbeck
Jan. 12 ~Mackenzie Corriveau
Jan. 17~ Aiden Daigle
Jan. 21 ~Zoey Violette
Jan. 22 ~Ella Suitter
Jan. 23 ~Andre Theriault
Jan. 26 ~ Jonathan Staples
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…
Reunion (possibly last meeting for the year) and Program (last meeting for the year) will be having their meetings this month in Caribou. Please refer to the calendar section as the times have changed slightly to accommodate the School Presentation Team training being held until 3pm that day. If you are unable to attend your meetings, please notify your Co-Chairs!!
ATLC Operation Leadership Afterschool Program:
Congratulations to Karoline Dillenbeck, Damien Sullivan, Reiley Wright, and Oisin Gardiner for putting on such an impactful program for Hodgdon’s 5th -8th grade students. It was well received by all! Nice work!
This after school program picks up again in March for the following areas:
NORTHERN TEAM IS PRESENTING on:
Wednesday, March 13, from 3-5pm @ Fort Kent Community High School
(Snow date is March 20 from 3-5pm)
SOUTHERN TEAM IS PRESENTING on:
Thursday, March 14, from 3-5pm @ the Houlton Rec. Department
(Snow date is March 28 from 3-5pm)
CENTRAL TEAM IS PRESENTING on:
Tuesday, March 19, from 3-5pm @ the Caribou Rec. Department
(Snow date is March 26 from 3-5pm)
School Presentation Teams–
We have contacted a few of you to represent ATLC in your school. These teams will have training on January 20, at One Vaughn Place in Caribou. This training is to help you give a presentation about ATLC to the 6th -8th graders in your school so they can look into registering for ATLC 2019. Please contact us with ANY questions! Refer to the calendar the time.
Student Staff Applications:
Interested in being a student staff at ATLC 2019? Any teen who completed an ATLC summer camp program and has not graduated from high school can apply. If you have already been Student Staff one year, you may apply again. Remember, you can only be a Student Staff for two years. To apply please email Amber at email@example.com and request an application.
The camp this year, is scheduled for July 21st (Sunday) – July 25th (Thursday) at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. There will be only one staff training which all staff are expected to attend. The staff training is scheduled for Sunday, July 14th . Student Staff will be expected to come to camp a day early for camp set-up on Saturday, July 20th , and stay overnight. As of right now, there will be 8 Student Staff, one per Family Group. Check your calendars for the above mentioned dates to ensure that you can commit before you submit your application.
Applications must be postmarked/e-mail dated no later than Monday, January 28th , 2019 and you must include all 3 letters of recommendation to be considered. Please answer the questions thoughtfully and carefully. The three (3) recommendation letters need to be from:
a school staff person (principal, teacher, guidance, coach) at your school
a camper who attended ATLC with you (cannot be a Staff member)
a person of your choice (other than a parent or relative)
Each recommendation may include what would make you a good Student Staff member, and might describe what you’ve done in your school or community. A word of advice: don’t wait until the last minute for your letters of recommendation! People are sometimes slow to write your letter – you need to have all 3 letters in time to include with your application.
Your completed application and recommendations can be mailed to: Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp, PO Box 1018, Caribou, ME. 04736. You may also e-mail your application to Amber at firstname.lastname@example.org , but you will have to send your 3 letters of recommendation by regular mail (prior to the deadline). Remember that your application must be completely filled out and have three (3) recommendations with it to be considered. All applicants will be notified by April vacation of the selection results.
A Student Staff Selection Committee, made up of staff not eligible to apply for Student Staff, does the selection of Student Staff. Some members may not know you well, so your application is very important. You are encouraged to include a photograph of yourself. The Selection Committee will review the applications to help members determine the final group of applicants. This final group of applicants will be asked to participate in a 30-minute interview on either Saturday, March 2nd (snow date of Sun. March 3rd ) or Saturday, March 9th (Snow date of Sun. March 10th ).
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!
ATLC 2019-FAMILY GROUP CO-FACILITATORS & FACILITATORS:
Interested in being a Family Group Facilitator or Co-Facilitator at this summer’s camp at UMFK from July 21-25, 2019? You must have one year’s experience on Student Staff to be considered for a Co-Facilitator. Facilitators should have been a Co-Facilitator one year. If you wish to be considered for either position, please email Amber no later than Thursday, Dec.13th. This is a FIRM deadline.
BIG BROTHER/BIG SISTER APPLICATION:
Interviews will be held on January 20th (Snow date: January 27th). We will be in touch with those in the running for Big Brother/ Big Sister once the applications have been received by the December 6th deadline.