• Gifts of Cash: The CARES Act allows taxpayers who take the standard deduction to make up to $300 of charitable contributions to qualified charities. Itemizers can deduct up to 100% of adjusted gross income. As of now, this only applies to 2020.
• Stock or Securities: Make a gift of stock or securities to Agassiz Village and avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation of your stock. Please call Lisa Carter, Executive Director, at 781-860-0200 ext.1006 to make your stock gift.
• Individual Retirement Account: If you or a family member are 70½ or older with an individual retirement account (IRA), you can make a tax-free gift to Agassiz Village directly from your IRA. This is called a qualified charitable distribution. Through the SECURE Act you can transfer any amount up to $100,000 per year directly to a qualified charitable organization without paying income tax on the distribution.
• Donor-Advised Funds: Give through your donor-advised fund to maximize your impact. Your fund sponsor handles all record-keeping, disbursements, and tax receipts.
Updated May 8th, 2023
During the summer of 2022, Agassiz Village experienced the negative impacts of COVID-19 with the cancellation of one week of camp following a COVID outbreak among staff. After careful consideration and recognizing that COVID-19 still poses a very real health risk to our summer camp operation, we have devised the following plan for the summer of 2023.
Vaccinations: Agassiz Village strongly recommends that all eligible campers and staff are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccination at the time of camp attendance. This is strongly recommended to reduce potential risks to COVID-19.
Prior to Camp: In order to help us remain Covid-free, for at least 14 days prior to arrival at camp, all Agassiz Village staff and campers should limit their interaction with others outside their household, especially those in high risk communities. When possible a mask should be worn in high-risk areas.
(1) It is strongly recommended that campers complete a COVID-19 pre-arrival test within 72 hours of camp arrival, either rapid or PCR. If a camper tests positive, they should not come to camp, but contact the camp about transferring their registration to another session.
(2) Agassiz Village will once again be testing at the bus stop as an additional line of defense. All campers will be given a rapid test prior to boarding the bus to camp. Please arrive at the bust stop early and expect delays as testing takes some time for all of our campers.
(3) Staff will also be required to test upon arrival at camp and a second test will be administered to all staff prior to the arrival of campers.
Stay home if you are sick!: Healthy campers = a healthy camp community. It is recommended to follow the 3 W’s: Wear a mask, Wash your hands, Watch your distance.
Masking: Masking is optional.
Daily health checks: Counselors will check on campers’ wellness each morning and those experiencing symptoms will be taken to the health center for further evaluation.
All medical staff are trained to identify and respond to Covid-19 symptoms. In the event that a camper becomes sick at camp, the camper will be sent home. If a camper becomes sick at camp, the parent will be notified immediately and asked for the camper to leave camp for their health and the health of the entire camp community. The camper will be supervised in a space separate from the rest of camp while they wait for their parent/guardian to pick them up. We ask that parents arrive within 12 hours.