AMHC’s Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp Program (ATLC) is an award winning leadership development and drug prevention program available to all interested Aroostook County teens in grades 5-9. The goal of the ATLC Program is to prevent or delay early teen use of alcohol and other illegal drugs by decreasing past 30-day drug use, increasing positive attitudes about not using drugs, involving teens in leadership development activities, and providing a support network for a drug-free lifestyle.
The ATLC Program consists of two opportunities for interested teens:
- For students entering grades 7-9, each August ATLC hosts a five-day residential Summer Camp at Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle. As part of Summer Camp participation, during the course of the school year following the Camp, there is a full schedule of yearlong activities available participating teens. The fees for the ATLC Summer Camp are nominal and there a number of scholarships available to students who qualify.
- For students grades 5-8, ATLC offers a free Regional Weekend Program 4 times annually in a different Aroostook County location, north, east, west, and south. This is a day long program where students attend workshops about issues impacting teens and participate in teambuilding activities. There are no fees for the Regional Weekend program.
AMHC created ATLC in 1987 and funds the service with partial support from foundation grants, volunteers and Aroostook County residents.
For more information about ATLC, please visit www.atlc-camp.org or find and “like” us on Facebook.