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Registration open for teen leadership camp

CARIBOU, Maine — Officials with the Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp, a year-round leadership development and drug prevention program for teens, have announced that registration is now open for this year’s summer event.

A part of Aroostook Mental Health Services Inc., the camp has continued to meet with and mentor teens despite the challenges associated with the pandemic. Due to continued safety protocols and restrictions, ATLC’s 2021 residential summer camp program will be a combination of in-person and virtual activities.

“Teens will hear from national speakers about positive leadership, attend workshops, participate in team-building activities, and small discussion groups,” said Amber Stedt, prevention coordinator. 

“The program is open to teens currently in grades 6 to 8 in Aroostook County,” she said.

The four-day camp will begin in person on Sunday, June 27, at the Caribou Rec Center, followed by virtual camp days on Sundays, July 11 and July 25, wrapping up with a final in-person camp day on Sunday, Aug. 15, at the Caribou Rec Center.  

Following summer camp, teens can participate in a variety of activities throughout the year, including planning committees, Camp Reunions, applying to be on the following summer camp’s staff, or being a member of the ATLC Advisory Board.

The deadline for registration is Thursday, May 6. Registration packets are available in Aroostook County middle schools with students in grades 6 – 8, or by calling 207-493-3620 or emailing Amber Stedt at astedt@amhc.org. 

“As a former camper myself, ATLC made a huge impact on my life. I am proud to continue this work with the next generation of teen leaders in Aroostook County,” shared Stedt. For more information, connect with ATLC at www.atlccamp.org.

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