Camp is in session! With three weeks down, it is bittersweet that our 9th year of Camp Chit Chat is almost halfway over. Everyone had a blast during Camping Week last week and we can't wait to dive into Space Week starting Monday! We have many upcoming themes to look forward to as well including Farmer's Market Week, Safari Week, and Olympics Week.
This summer we are serving a total of 66 children which is more than ever! Nothing is more rewarding than hearing parents gush about the strides their children are making in their speech and language. Keep up the great work, campers!
We are so excited to see everyone at our upcoming events in July!
Join us at our 28thAnnual Lobster Picnic Fundraiser Saturday, July 7th from 11:30am-2:00pm!
We will have live entertainment and a giant raffle with many exciting auction item donations generously donated by local businesses including a six-person wine tasting at Margerum Wine Company, a family membership to the Natural History Museum and Sea Center & many more. Happy bidding everyone!
Pick your tickets up today as this event always sells out. All proceeds go directly toward Santa Barbara RiteCare Language Center.
Mark your calendars! Camp Chit Chat Family Fiesta will be held at La Mesa Park (295 Meigs Road, Santa Barbara) on Friday, July 27th from 4:30-6:30 pm.
Come celebrate everyone's hard work over the summer. We will have a taco truck, bounce house, park playground, and music by Matt Staska Music.
One child and one adult ticket are included in Chit Chat Donation. There is a $5 fee for anyone beyond one camper & one adult. Please RSVP and submit payment for additional attendees by Thursday, July 19th.
Brain Lab Volunteer Britten Vilander and Iona College's Women's Water Polo Team
Britten and her teammates donated money raised at their car wash fundraiser this May to our center. Thank you for making SB RiteCare your nonprofit of choice, ladies. Your support is what helps us continue to give the gift of speech to families in our community.
We would also like to wish Britten all the best as she is headed to Chapman this fall to complete her masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders!
Join Our Waitlist:
Check with Madison at the front desk to see if your child is on our waitlist for Speech and Language Therapy!
In order to be added, your child must be at least 2.5 years of age and have all of the required immunizations for their age range. The primary diagnosis for children to receive therapy is Speech and Language Impairment. Children enrolled in Special Day Class (special education classroom) or those attending kindergarten do not qualify for therapy. Children are also un-eligible for our waitlist if they are already receiving services from more than one provider as our center targets children who are under-served.
The waitlist is a 12-15 month wait which we cap at 50 kids. Once a child's name reaches the top of the waitlist, we will contact the family to schedule an initial screening.
If your child meets the above requirements and you are interested in having them added to our waitlist please call our office at (805) 962-8469 for an intake interview.
See the flyer below for details. Present the digital copy attached or a paper copy (from the front desk) of this flyer during your purchase so they know you are with us!
California Scottish Rite Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is 100% funded by the generosity of private donors. Each year we must raise the funds needed to ensure the longevity of our programs. To keep this prized and valuable community resource viable, please consider including RiteCare Language Center in your charitable giving.
RiteCare Language Center needs your help! Camp Chit Chat just ended and we provided speech and language therapy to over 70 children this summer. We can't do it without support from people like you who are parents and grandparents of children with communication delays.
We need to raise $55,000 by June 30, 2018 to meet our budget for operating costs for the year. Please consider making a monthly or one-time donation to help us reach our center goal.
$25 provides a game, toy or iPad app used during therapy $50 provides one 30-minute therapy session to one child $100 provides one 60-minute therapy session to one child $300 provides one Fast ForWord license in Brain Lab for one year $500 provides one speech and language evaluation for one child $1,000 provides almost three months of therapy for one child
Donations may be made on our website (sbspeech.org) through PayPal Giving or by sending a check payable to California Scottish Rite Foundation to 16 East Carrillo St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
Our core programs
Camp Chit Chat
Every summer we help kids communicate by having fun at our themed speech-language therapy camp for preschoolers.