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 2018 summer program will be taking place at the University of Maine at Fort Kent from July 22-26, 2018. The Registration period will be open in February of 2018.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to our following special friends with a birthday this month:
Dec. 2 ~ Maya Peterson
Dec. 3 ~Abby Pooler
Dec. 4 ~Quinn White
Dec. 6 ~ Amalla Peterson
Dec. 10 ~ Gracie Ouellette
Dec. 17 ~ Gavin Voisine
Dec.20 ~ Katelyn White
ATLC Facebook Page–Please like our ATLC Facebook page!! 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…
There are four ATLC Planning Committees: Activities, Finance, Program, and Public Relations.
In December, Public Relations, Program, and Finance will be meeting. Be sure to check the calendar on the Event’s tab for times! COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULES 2017-2018
Student Staff Applications:
Interested in being a student staff at ATLC-2018? Any teen who completed an ATLC summer camp program and has not graduated from high school can apply. Email Amber a request for an application any time after January 2nd. Once you’ve received an application, it must be filled out completely and sent into Amber NO LATER than February 1st. must be emailed or postmarked by the 1st to be considered! If you have already been Student Staff one year, you may apply again. Remember, you can only be a Student Staff for two years. Please do not wait until the last minute! Each application needs to be accompanied by 3 letters of recommendation (refer to your application for details on who can write these letters). This means you need to give the people you are asking to write your letters of recommendation enough time to write them for you. Thank you!
ATLC Regional WEEKEND TEAMS:
The Central Weekend team had a successful Regional Weekend in Fort Fairfield on November 4th. Congratulations to Rothery, Emily, Kristen, Cody, Landon, Kaydence, Bailey, and Jenna for working together and facilitating the whole weekend. Your hard work paid off! Great Job!!
The Northern Weekend Team has their final Regional Weekend program scheduled in Caribou on Saturday, December 2nd.
Team Members…please meet up/ communicate with your partners to go over your workshop and make sure you are prepared to present on the day of your Weekend!!
School Presentation Teams–
A couple students from each school will be asked to represent ATLC in their school within the next few months. These students will be trained (on January 21st (Snow date: of Feb.3) on how to present what ATLC is and represents to their peers/ teens in 6th -8th grade. They will work with the ATLC School Contact in their school with scheduling when this presentation (s) will take place. This will be an effort for these teams to demonstrate their leadership skills learned through our program but also to recruit new campers to come to ATLC 2018.
ATLC 2018-FAMILY GROUP CO-FACILITATORS & FACILITATORS:
We are looking for folks who are interested in being Family Group Facilitators or Co-Facilitators at ATLC 2018! Facilitators should be 18 or older (although exceptions are sometimes made), and have been either a Co-Facilitator and/or a Student Staff member. Co-Facilitators must have at least one year’s experience as a Student Staff member. You need to e-mail Amber by Dec. 14th at the latest if you want to be considered for either position.
BIG BROTHER/BIG SISTER APPLICATION:
If you have ATLC staff experience and are in high school, you can ask for an application to be Big Brother or Big Sister at ATLC 2018! Just e-mail Amber to request an application! Deadline to hand in applications is December 7th. Contact Amber with any questions you may have. Go ahead….Take a positive risk!
The Activities Committee is planning a “Bowling/ Mini golf Outing” on January 27th at Hill Top Lanes in Hodgdon. Be looking for more information soon!
The Activities Committee will be coming up with more outings for ATLC teens throughout the school year. We try to have at least one outing in every region and try to keep the cost of the activity between$10 and $0. In order to hold an outing, we have at least 12 people signed up before the deadline or the outing will be cancelled. Even though an outing may not be in your area, we provide a list of who is attending after the deadline so that you can carpool.
Camp 2017 DVDs- These are ready to go!If you would like one, send your $15 into Amber and she’ll mail one out to you!
BE THE DIFFERENCE
Amber Stedt, ATLC Program Coordinator
Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp
Phone: 207-498-6431 ext. 156
Mailing Address: ATLC
PO Box 1018
Caribou, ME 04736