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 will be taking 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 tin the next couple of  months:

 

June 1- Abby Michaud

June 4- Evan Dionne

June 16- Kourtney West

June 17- Dylan Bing

June 24- Alyssa Tilley & Justin Davis

July 3- Cadence Hebert

July 18- Daisy Grady

July 20- Ethan Ouellette & Logan Merritt

July 28- Amber Stedt

July 29- Kate Lamarre

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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 will be posted right here, in the next couple of weeks.  All meetings will be held in Caribou.

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 Upcoming OUTINGS:

With Camp right around the corner, we are busy tying up loose ends for it. Therefore, our next Outing will be the “Corn Maze Outing” held on September 17, 2017 (with a rain date of September 24th) at Goughan’s Berry Farm in Caribou. All teens that have attended a previous summer camp (ATLC 2017 included) are invited to come along! More information will be coming you way as time draws near!

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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