Community Involvement

We are committed to improving the Bakersfield community and its surrounding areas. With this in mind, we support community efforts and become actively involved when possible. Some of our recent contributions are below.

The S.A. Camp Companies Burn Unit at the Grossman Burn Center

In March 2016, the S.A. Camp Companies dedicated $1 million to the Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Foundation. This donation ensured that pediatric burn victims in Kern County can receive the quality treatment they need to recover. This gift resulted in the S.A. Camp Companies Burn Unit at the Grossman Burn Center to offer comprehensive pediatric burn care services for children in the community so that they don’t have to travel far for treatment.


The S.A. Camp Companies Robotic Surgical Center at Mercy Hospital strives to offer innovative technologies for cancer patients. Mercy features the only inpatient cancer unit in Kern County and is home to the most state-of-the-art robotic surgical equipment available today—the Da Vinci Xi. They also have the only Endoscopic Ultrasound unit and Blue Light Cystoscopy System in the local area. With the support of S.A. Camp Companies and other benefactors, Mercy Hospital is able to provide shorter surgical times, which results in faster recoveries and improved outcomes for patients.

Woman with a heart for bakersfield

Beverly Camp has a heart of abundant compassion and generosity. She lives daily by the words of Mother Teresa, “Give your hands to serve and your hearts to love.” Beverly’s dedication to serve and love unconditionally has enabled the hungry and hurting to be fed, clothed, educated, and healed. Her unending commitment to improve the lives of others has brought hope and restoration to the hopeless.

Six years ago Monsignor Craig Harrison called upon Beverly to help breathe life into the building of Catholic Charities in Bakersfield. It was then that the inaugural Harvest of Hope came to be, Catholic Charities’ annual fundraiser that supports the nonprofit to serve low-income families in crisis situations. Since then, she has been instrumental in raising $1.7 million, so that Catholic Charities could thrive to feed, educate, and love on the Kern County community.

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