About the Foundation

Since 1979 the Optimal Hospice Foundation has been committed to our Mission to ensure hospice care and other compassionate programs are available for families facing a life-limiting illness. Programs include outreach & education, hospice care funding for the uninsured and bereavement support including an annual Kids Camp for children who have experienced the death of a loved one. To fulfill this Mission the Foundation has partnered with Optimal Hospice Care. In 2018, Optimal Hospice Care was purchased by Bristol Hospice and in October of this year all Optimal locations changed their name to Bristol Hospice.

To reflect our continued partnership we are excited to announce that on January 1, 2021 the Optimal Hospice Foundation changed its name to Bristol Hospice Foundation of CA. We will continue to fulfill our Mission, programs, services and events with same team of staff and volunteers. This change allows us to grow and serve more families as we will partner with all California Bristol locations, growing from 8 community office locations to 19.



Memorial and General Donations

Donate through our website or download our charitable contribution form and mail with a check. For Light Up A Life please use the name submission/donation form under the events tab.

Kids Camp

Learn more about our summer program for children who have experience the loss of a loved one.


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

Kids Camp Dates & Locations

Bristol Hospice Foundation is excited to announce our 2024 Kids Camp dates.


One Day Session                                                                                             Saturday, July 20 at Madison Grove Park for ages 6-9

Overnight Session I                                                                                      Sunday, July 21 Tuesday, July 23 @ Gergen Ranch  for ages 9-12

Overnight Session II                                                                      Wednesday, July 24 – Friday, July 26 @ Gergen Ranch for ages 12-16


One Day Session                                                                                Saturday, July 6 @ Railroad Park in Clovis for ages 6-9

Overnight  Session                                                                                 Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 14 @ Camp Oakhurst for ages 9-16


Overnight Session                                                                                  Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11 @ Camp Arroyo in Livermore  for ages 9-16 Hosted by  The Taylor Family Foundation

Upcoming Foundation Events

Golf in the Sun & Under the Stars Tournament

      Friday, September 6th at Stockdale Country Club

Bristol Cares Halloween Car Show

     Saturday, October 26th at KOA Journey RV Resort/Crest       Grill (Formerly Bakersfield RV Resort)

Light Up A Life

    First week of December – Various Locations