Caring Support When It Matters Most


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Kids Camp

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Read through our archive of past newsletters to learn more about our foundation.

It’s Time For 2020’s Kids Camp!

2020 Kids Camp Dates
Fresno (ages 9-16) – July 10-12
Fresno One Day (ages 5-9) – July 18
Bakersfield One Day (ages 5-9) – July 25
Bakersfield Session 1 (ages 9-12) – July 26-28
Bakersfield Session 2 (ages 12-16) – July 29-31
NORCAL (ages 9-16) – CANCELLED for 2020 

Getting to Know Us 

The Optimal Hospice Foundation is a non-profit organization established to commit its resources to activities which are intended to ensure hospice care and other compassionate programs are available for families facing a life-limiting illness with an emphasis on the underinsured or uninsured population. Programs include outreach & education, hospice care funding and bereavement support including an annual Kids Camp for children who have experienced the loss of a love one.

Optimal Hospice Foundation was originally created in association with Kern Hospice in 1979 – Kern County’s first hospice agency. In July 2001 when Kern Hospice was acquired by Optimal Healthcare, the existing 501(c)3 changed its name to Optimal Hospice Foundation.

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Give Big Kern 2020

Give Big Kern is “One Day to Celebrate the Giving Spirit of Kern County!” It is designed to bring all of Kern together as one community, raising dollars and volunteer hours for local nonprofits through a 24-hour crowd-funding campaign taking place on May 5. BUT, if you just can’t wait till then to donate, the Give Big Kern donation portal goes live on April 5!