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.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to our following special friends with a birthday in April:
April 7- Sadie Pelletier
April 23- Nolan Jacobs
April 27- Autumn Ganzel
April 28- Danielle Pelkey
& all 2019 campers with April Birthdays! (darn this remote working!)
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…
ATLC PLANNING COMMITTEES:
Finance (1-2:30), Reunion (2:30-4), and Camp Administrative Team (CAT) (4-6pm) are meeting on April 19th via Zoom. Committee Members- check your email for the Zoom link and Agenda the Thursday before meetings. Contact Abby or Amber with any questions.
Gwen Turner Scholarship Opporitunity:
This scholarship is offered to all juniors in high school who have been involved in our program. Applications will be available on March 9th. To apply, please contact Amber or Abby. Applications are due April 30th.
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
Out of Office:
Due to the recent threat of COVID-19, Abby and Amber will be out of the office until further notice. Please feel free to reach out to them via email or phone with any questions or concerns.
We hope everyone is staying happy, healthy, and positive! We can’t wait to see you all again!
County Wide Bottle Drive:
Unfortunately, we have had to postpone all bottle drives due to the coronavirus. Re-scheduled dates will be sent out once it is safe to get out.
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 one of the following people in your area. The date when the Bottle Drive is held, varies between all areas. Contact us for more information!
Fort Kent –Celeste Ryder
Madawaska – Andre Theriault
St. Agatha/Frenchville – Halayna Hayes
Houlton – Nolan Jacobs
Hodgdon –Autumn Ganzel
Caribou- Jayden Fournier
This will take place on May 17 at Riverside Park in Presque Isle. Reunion games are sure to be fun! We will also be giving out incentive prizes at this reunion! Be on the lookout for more details to come. Registrations will go out at the end of the month.
How does COVID-19 affect ATLC-
As of right now, the only thing we’ve changed are our meeting locations! Instead of meeting in Caribou, all meetings will be conducted via Zoom. Meeting attendees should check their email before meetings for the meeting link and agenda.
We are still planning on holding reunion and ATLC 2020 as scheduled, but if anything changes, we will contact everyone. Please contact Amber or Abby with any questions you may have.
ATLC 2020 Camp Registrations!!!
ATLC 2020 will be held on July 26th-30th at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. Summer Camp Registrations will be available in public schools, w/ Scout Leaders, and in Rec. Departments all over Aroostook County the week of Feb. 10th for students currently in grades 6th – 8th. Contact us for more information!
BE THE DIFFERENCE
Amber Stedt, ATLC Program Coordinator or
Abby Pooler, Prevention Specialist
Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp
Phone: 207-498-6431 ext. 156 or 157
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
PO Box 1018
Caribou, ME 04736