What is ATLC?

What is ATLC?

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.

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.

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ATLC’s 2017 summer program took place at Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle from July 23-27, 2017.  The Registration period is now closed.  


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Thursdays on Sweden Street-

Starting June 8th and continuing about every other week until August 31st, ATLC will have a booth on Sweden St. in Caribou to sell poutines  (hand cut  fries from potatoes donated by local farmers, beef gravy and cheese) and fried pickles! There will be many vendors and bands during every Thursday on Sweden Street. Please let us know if you can help us anywhere from 5pm-9pm on those Thursdays!! Come join the fun!

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“HAPPY BIRTHDAY”:  Happy Birthday to our following special friends with a birthday in August:

August 4th– Genevieve Naranja

August 14thStorm Eirman

August 30th– Peyton Cyr

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ATLC Facebook PagePlease like our NEW 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!
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Information for Teens (and parents) currently in our program…

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Planning Committees:

There are four ATLC Planning Committees: Activities, Finance, Program, and Public Relations. With the exception of Finance, all Committees are complete for this year. Thank you to all of you that were on the Activities, Program, and Public Relations Committees! You were able to complete all of your tasks way ahead of schedule and you did your job extremely well! Thanks again!

If you are looking to sign up for a Committee for next year, you can! At ATLC, we want our teens to stay as involved as you can for as long as you can. Even if you aren’t attending this year’s summer camp as a staff member, you can still be involved in ATLC during the next school year! Contact Amber with your questions or requests  (contact information is below).

Being on a planning Committee takes  commitment.   We want you to be able to plan in advance and  ensure you will be at your meetings for the Committee(s) you sign up for. This Committee schedule for 2017-2018 is posted below.  All meetings will be held in Caribou.

 COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULES 2017-2018

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ATLC Regional WEEKEND TEAMS:

If you are interested in being on one of ATLC’s two Weekend Teams and forgot to sign up at camp, the deadline is Friday, August 4th.  E-mail Amber if you want to be considered! Weekend Team members will be chosen on Saturday, August 5th, and everyone who signed up will be notified shortly after that about who will be on each Weekend Team (there are 8 members on each Team). There are three trainings for Team members on Saturday-August 26, Saturday-September 9, and Saturday-September 16. You need to be able to attend all three trainings if you are a Team member. More information about trainings will be provided to those chosen on the team.
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Musky Derby 2017-

ATLC will be selling tickets for a fishing package (Value of over $600) at the Fort Kent Musky Derby on August 11th, 12th, and 13th.  The booth will be located in the SW Collins’ (in Fort Kent) Parking lot area. We need as many teen helpers as we can get! The following shifts are in need of coverage.

Fri. August 11~ 8:45am-12pm, 12pm-3pm 3pm-7pm

Sat. August 12~9:45am-1:30pm, 1:30pm-5pm

Sun. August 13~ 1:45pm-4:30pm, 4:30-7pm

Amber will be there all three days so your ride can drop you off at the start of your shift and pick you up at the end. If you are interested, Email her by Wednesday, August 9th!

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PARENT EVALUATIONS:

Parents of ATLC 2017 campers should be receiving a “Parent Evaluation” very shortly. Please,complete and return this Evaluation because it will provide us with helpful feedback on what they think about different areas of ATLC – Thanks!

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 Upcoming OUTINGS:

We will be holding a “Corn maze outing” at Goughan’s in Caribou on September 17 from 1-3pm. More information and a Registration Form will be mailed out to everyone in the middle of August! Please mark your calendar and be on the lookout for the registration form and more information coming your way.

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.

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ATLC-2017 CAMP REUNION:

 We will be holding a Camp Reunion for all campers and staff who attended and completed  ATLC-2017. The Reunion will be at Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle, where summer camp was held. The date is Saturday, November 18th (with a snow date of November 25th).Be sure to mark and save the date! 🙂

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Camp 2017 DVDs- These will be mailed out to all paid individuals on August 24 (or as they come in afterwards). If you would like one, send your $15 into Amber and she’ll mail one out to you!


BE THE DIFFERENCE


Contact information:

 
Amber Stedt, ATLC Program Coordinator

Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp

Phone: 207-498-6431 ext. 156

Fax: 207-492-3181

Email: astedt@amhc.org

Mailing Address:   ATLC
PO Box 1018

Caribou, ME 04736