Camp Chit Chat Applications Are Open!

By Giving List Staff   |   January 20, 2022

Link to sign up:

Applications due April 15th!

What are the camp dates?June 6th to July 28th.  All children must be able to attend at least 6 weeks of camp (in order for your child to get the full benefit of camp and not take a spot from another child).

Who will be enrolled in camp? This program is for children ages 3-6 who have a diagnosis of a speech and language delay, this includes stuttering. If your child does not have a diagnosis but there is a delay, we will set up a time to meet your child and determine if they qualify for camp. Only children with a significant delay in speech and language will be enrolled in camp. All children must be three by the first day of camp. Children with later June birthdays will be considered individually. Your child should be able to attend a program without 1:1 assistance. If your child requires extra assistance to attend teacher-directed activities to stay with the group and participate in camp, then they are not a candidate for camp this year.

What will my child work on in camp? We cover many areas of development at camp! Our primary focus is on speech and language goals. In addition to these, we always work on social skills, early literacy skills, increasing attention, participation, following the group plan and gross/fine motor skills. Your child will have opportunities to work on specific speech sounds and grammar concepts that might be in the IEP or that our clinicians determine to be an appropriate goal

What are your Covid protocols?As of this printing (January 2022), anyone entering our building must wear a mask at all times. During camp there will be times when your child will be asked to lower the mask so we can watch his/her mouth in order to work on speech skills. Most of the time your child will wear a mask, but there will be times when it comes off. Please talk directly to your clinician about any concerns you might have. We will be cleaning with universal precautions during camp. Our clinicians are fully vaccinated and boosted and will be wearing masks.

I have more questions. Please email us!


Santa Barbara RiteCare Language Center

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(714) 547-7325
Executive Vice President: Arthur Salazar


Help children find their voice. The California Scottish Rite Foundation is dedicated to support and assist children in California by providing childhood speech-language, literacy and education programs for a lifetime of improved communication and confidence.

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Santa Barbara RiteCare Language Center is an amazing organization that helps children with language and reading in fun and engaging ways, utilizing both gross and fine motor techniques. This success is attributed to their caring staff and unwavering community support. It’s crucial to sustain this center so that all youth, regardless of their financial situation, can access the strong educational fundamentals they need for a thriving future.
David Bradley & Chelsea Rangsikitpho, RiteCare Supporters

A Small Investment Makes a Big Impact in Giving a Child a Voice

RiteCare Childhood Language Center’s ongoing speech and language therapy programs, along with its summertime Camp Chit Chat, are all provided at no cost to the families. They rely entirely on donations and grants to offer these life-altering sessions to those who don’t have the means for private help. With only two Speech-Language Pathologists on staff, the ever-expanding waitlist means many youngsters aren’t getting their needs met at a critical time in their lives. 

Just $60,000 would enable RiteCare to hire a third Speech-Language Pathologist, allowing the small organization to instill another 30 children with communications skills that increase learning and make a dramatic difference in their lives going forward. 

“It’s our dream to be able to bring on another therapist and help more children,” says Summer Calvert, program director.

Key Supporters

Wood-Claeyssens Foundation
Sidney E. Frank Foundation
Santa Barbara Foundation
Towbes Foundation
Roy and Ida Eagle Foundation
Mark & Amy Frank
Scottish Rite – Valley of
Ventura County
Hutton Parker Foundation
Santa Ynez Band of Mission Indians
Santa Barbara Lodge of Perfection
David Bradley & Chelsea
Westerlay Orchids
American Riviera Bank
King David’s Lodge
Carpinteria Masonic Association
Maurice & Mary Sourmany