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’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.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to our following special friends with a birthday this month:
October 16th ~Shania Morin
October 25th ~Jenna Fitzpatrick
October 27th~Dawson Whitten
October 29th~Meg Boulay
ATLC Facebook Page–Please 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!
Information for Teens (and parents) currently in our program…
There are four ATLC Planning Committees: Activities, Finance, Program, and Public Relations.
In October, 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
ATLC Regional WEEKEND TEAMS:
Congratulations to the members of our ATLC Regional Weekend Teams who completed their training in order to present a Regional Weekend.
Each Team will be holding their first Regional Weekend this month. Central Team kicks it off at Hodgdon Middle High School in Hodgdon on 10/14 and Northern Team will hold there’s on 10/28 in Madawaska. For those of you in these areas, be sure to spread the word to your family and friends that we are offering this FREE day to teens in these areas. Hodgdon will include 5-8th grade students from Houlton, Hodgdon, Southern Aroostook, and Katahdin areas. The Madawaska Regional Weekend will include 5-8th grade students in Fort Kent, Wallagrass, St. Francis, Madawaska, Frenchville, St. Agatha, and Van Buren areas. Again, this is a FREE program! Pizza and snacks will be served at no extra cost. Free Free FREE! Deadline to register for the Hodgdon Weekend is Oct. 4 and the Madawaska Weekend is Oct. 19.
Good luck to both teams putting these programs on! We hope you are able to reach many teens that will in turn, demonstrate what they learn from you out in their school and community. Thank you for being the difference!
ATLC CA$H Calendar-
Each ticket is $20. 1 person will be picked every day (M-F) from Oct.23-Nov.17. Multiple chances to win different amounts of cold hard Cash! Only 100 tickets being sold! Contact Amber before Oct, 15th, if you would like one! 🙂
Giving back to our community-
We have been invited to help at the District meeting for the Masters & Wardens Association at the Lodge in Ashland on Saturday, October 14 at 6pm. This is a great opportunity for us to show our appreciation for them. They are huge supporters of our program!!
We still need about 12 individuals (teens) to help out at this event. Check your schedules and please contact Amber ASAP, if you are willing to help out! Those of you needing community service hours for school, this is a great opportunity for you!
Also- Any teens in the Presque Isle area, please contact Amber (before Oct. 12) if you would be willing to attend a supper at the American Legion in Presque Isle on Monday, Oct. 16.
Please consider donating of your time back to those who support our program!
After camp ended, we sent “Parent Evaluations” out to parents of campers. The feedback from these Evaluations is really important to us. We have only received 21 Evaluations back. Please – check with your parents to see if they completed and mailed theirs. If they didn’t and still have it, ask them to do so – Thanks!
Corn Maze Outing–21 people attended this aMAZEing outing and received a pumpkin and an ice cream following the corn maze excursion. Thank you to all who came! We had great weather and a wonderful time!
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.
ATLC-2017 CAMP REUNION:
Saturday, Nov. 18th (snow date-Nov. 25th) at NMCC!! A Reunion Registration form is included after this paragraph for you. Please, have your parent/guardian sign it, enclose $20, include your workshop choice form, and have it into Amber prior to October 31st. Final letters will go out to all registered individuals as time draws near.
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