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.
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 during September:
Sept. 1st – Brenton Soucy
Sept. 2nd – Val Theriault
Sept. 6th – Cameron Migneault
Sept. 6th – Annabelle Reardon
Sept. 9th – Celeste Ryder
Sept. 19th – Ava Stacey
Sept. 21st – Jesse Anderson
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…
If you didn’t sign up to be on a Planning Committee(s) at camp but now want to be on one or some, you need to e-mail Amber by Thursday, August 9. Whichever committee you’ve signed up for, you are on. Amber will send out Rosters and another schedule to all members before your first meeting. Planning Committees meet on Sunday afternoons in Caribou every other month for about 2 hours, except Program and Finance Committees which meet monthly until tasks are completed. Most Planning Committees meet 3-4 times during the school year.
ATLC Operation Leadership Teams:
This month the Team Leaders are choosing teams for each (available) town’s afterschool program. There will be a total of 4 programs put on in November and 4 in March. Each team created will hear from us after September 10th, attend a training on September 22nd (check calendar), and facilitate 2 afterschool programs in their geographic area over the course of the school year.
ATLC 2018 CAMP REUNION:
Saturday, Nov. 17th (snow date-Nov. 24th) at UMFK – Save the Dates!! A Registration form will be in the next newsletter! The cost will be $20 per individual (staff included) to cover the ATLC 2018 CAMP REUNION rental, yearbook and supper cost. Have you considered helping out around the house to earn some extra money to pay your registration fee? Join everyone that was at ATLC 2018! We are looking forward to having another day of camp and being all together again! 🙂
Bean Supper in the Valley– On Saturday, September 15th, ATLC will be hosting a Bean supper at the St. Thomas Catholic Church in Madawaska (337 St Thomas Street). Beans, hotdogs, coleslaw or potato salad, a roll, dessert and a drink will be served for $7. The supper will start at 4:30pm and run until 7pm or until gone. Carry out containers will be available and all are welcome!