• 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.
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The Agassiz Village Camp Nurse ensures effective daily operations of the Camp’s Health Center and health and wellness of Agassiz Village campers and staff. Camp Nurse is responsible for overseeing all activities of the Health Center department and is accountable for the final outcomes of the department. The Camp Nurse also ensures compliance with state and federal laws and American Camp Association (ACA) standard requirements. At the end of Camp season, the Camp Nurse supervises an efficient pack down of Health Center operations. The Camp Nurse provides the Camp Director with a formal report that includes evaluations of the Health Center staff and an operations review with recommendations for the next Camp season. The Camp Nurse works closely with the Operations Director and Camp Director to ensure a service is consistent with the mission and goals of Agassiz Village. Must be a licensed RN or LPN with current CPR and first aid certifications.
The Agassiz Village Cabin Counselor is responsible for the overall health and well-being of a cabin group and ensures that cabin life articulates Agassiz Village’s program philosophy. The Cabin Counselor ensures Agassiz Village Social & Emotional Learning curriculum implementation and makes sure that the camp experience of those campers is fulfilling and enjoyable. The Cabin Counselor is responsible for overseeing all activities of the cabin group and is accountable for the daily needs of it. This would also include behavior management, personal grooming, cabin clean up, bedtime routines, scheduled cabin time activities, etc. Counselors are the ambassadors of fun, while ensuring safety and adherence to Agassiz Village values and work closely with the Village Leader to ensure a service vision for camp which is consistent with the mission and goals of the organization.
The Agassiz Village Activity Instructor is responsible for developing lesson plans, teaching skills and activities specific to a program area during the scheduled activity periods (e.g. dance, arts & crafts, sports & fitness, drama, canoeing, nature & outdoor living skills, archery, high and low ropes courses). They are also responsible for creating and implementing activity curriculum, guidelines and procedures that align with the program goals and outcomes Agassiz wants to achieve, they are also accountable for the daily needs of the program. This also includes maintenance, facilitating, leading and/or supervising the specific program area, providing constant positive feedback, and guiding the campers and staff to strive for excellence in everything they do. When not actively working at the specific program area, Activity Instructors will act as Cabin Counselors with an assigned cabin group.
The Agassiz Village Swim Instructor (Lifeguard) is responsible for teaching swimming skills during the Waterfront activity periods and lifeguarding during free swim periods. They are accountable for the daily needs of the program and assist the Waterfront Director to ensure that the camp’s waterfront program and protocols are followed in compliance with the regulations for Department of Health and American Camp Association standards. The Swim Instructor (Lifeguard) is charged with ensuring the camp experience of all those that attend is safe, fulfilling, and enjoyable. When not actively working at the Waterfront, shall act in the capacity of a Cabin Counselor with an assigned cabin group.
Teen Advancement Program (TAP) Coordinator
The Agassiz Village TAP Coordinator is directly responsible for developing and leading the teen advancement program (TAP) curriculum, organizing the program sessions and events, and coordinating any projects and special activities for the campers aged 14-16. Time might also be spent as Cabin Counselor overseeing activities of the teen groups. The TAP Coordinator works closely with the Director of Teens, Village Leader, Director of Thrive, Program Director and Camp Director to ensure a service vision and mission for Agassiz Village Summer Camp Program.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Coordinator
The SEL Coordinator will be to work alongside our Social Worker and take the lead coordinating the implementation and assessment of our SEL program. You will be trained in A.V.’s best practices and use them to help other staff members as they implement our program directly to kids. Once trained, the SEL coordinator will build the capacity of other camp staff members to understand and implement SEL in their work with campers, and they will oversee the collection and interpretation of assessment data such as camper feedback forms and counselor interviews.
The Kitchen Staff assists in all aspects of kitchen operations (dish washing, food prep, etc.) to ensure the timely preparation at the highest quality of all meals required for the Camp community. The Kitchen Assistant works in a team to support the Head Chef/ Food Service Manager to ensure compliance with the Department of Health and USDA guidelines. The Kitchen Assistant performs job duties consistent with the mission and goals of Agassiz Village.
The Housekeeping Staff assist in all aspects of camp’s housekeeping and laundry needs, they maintain the cleanliness of public areas, bathrooms, and dining hall etc. to ensure general facility cleanliness and camp laundry operation. The Housekeeping staff work in a team to support the Facilities Manager and Camp Director to ensure compliance with the Department of Health and USDA guidelines. The Housekeeping staff perform job duties consistent with the mission and goals of Agassiz Village.
Working under the direction of the Facilities Manager, assist in the maintenance, repair and upkeep of the camp’s buildings, grounds, equipment and other facilities consistent with the mission and established policies and procedures of the camp.
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