"The Miracle of Cognition" annual event for blind and visually impaired children


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"The Miracle of Cognition 2022" – this year it was the largest camp for children with eyesight impairments from Lithuania, Estonia, Poland and Ukraine, since the beginning of the project.
For the 11th time, children with eyesight impairments were delighted to join "The Miracle of Cognition 2022" Camp that was organized and managed by Klaipeda Senamiesčio Rotary Club in cooperation with Klaipeda Eyesight Developmental Center and other helpers, supporters, and friends.
Biggest number ever - 88 children, and all of them driven by enthusiasm and motivation gathered at the Camp that took place at the homestead "Gribžė" located in the village of Kvietiniai in Klaipeda district.
We are delighted the 26 participants from Ukraine, that currently are facing the horrors of war, were safely and successfully brought to the Camp. Their trip was sponsored by the Rotary Clubs from Poland (Rotary Club Warszawa Goethe) and Ukraine (Lviv International Rotary Club). 4 campers sponsored by Tallinn Global Rotary Club have arrived from Estonia. Another 4 campers came from Poland, with the help of Rotary Club Warszawa Goethe. The rest of the campers gathered from Lithuania.
“The Miracle of Cognition” camp’s opening ceremony took place on Sunday, 26th of June and traditionally the beginning of the camp and summer holiday was solemnly announced by the Klaipėda Vyturys high-school schoolchildren`s drummer orchestra.
Right after the raising of the camp flag all campers were invited to a concert, where children from each country introduced themselves to the audience by performing a specially prepared program. Band of the evening "Aštuntas kambarys".
Throughout the week, there was no shortage of activities for both the soul and the body: educational activities for children were conducted by the Klaipeda branch of the Lithuanian Blind Library, the Museum of Minor Lithuania, the actors of the Klaipeda Drama Theater. Clown Bomas captured everyone`s hearts with his sincere performance and magical music. Talks "From heart to heart" with priest Mindaugas Žilinskas. Music and art classes, a scientific experiment laboratory, and creative workshops were arranged by the staff from Klaipeda Eyesight Developmental Center, where children were busy drawing, making postcards, book tabs, weaving friendship bracelets, creating tactile paintings, and playing brain-training games.
Physical activities weren’t left aside too: morning exercises, football, table tennis, and outdoor games some of which were prepared by Klaipeda branch of the Lithuanian Blind and Visually Impaired Union. Furthermore, hip-hop dance lessons, and treasure hunts. Campers’ attention was also drawn by the weightlifting athletes from Klaipeda City Weightlifting Sports Club.
Children were busy enjoying various entertaining activities every single day, and those were rides of shiny and noisy horses with the bikers from club "Ežiukai", introduction to the culture and traditions of different Lithuanian regions. Dances, songs, and unique experience was delivered by the community`s "Rodyna" and "Banguolis" artists, as well as "Alkiukai" children`s and youth ensemble. Disco dance and singing evenings were part of the desirable routine.
All sponsors, campers and guests have been invited to the final concert, where each and every one had the opportunity to reveal their abilities in a traditional, but always genuinely surprising, exciting and pleasing talent show. Disco band "Šoumenai" created real fun at the end of the whole event.
"The Miracle of Cognition 2022" Camp has been solemnly closed on Friday the 1st of July. We said bye to each other up until same time next year – all those who participated in the camp, all those who organized it, and those who had the opportunity to visit it at least for a short time.
All members of Klaipeda Senamiesčio Rotary Club feel deep gratitude to everyone and each who contributed to “The Miracle of Cognition” camp. We are sincerely thankful to the Klaipeda Eyesight Developmental Center and its staff where one of them is Pablo, who came from Spain. Also, we are greatly thankful to all sponsors, especially Rotary Lithuania D1462, RK "Karalienė Luizė", RK Klaipėda, RK "Maris", RK "Aditė", RK of Šiauliai, RK "Concordia 1826", Tallinn Global Rotary Club (Estonia), Rotary Club Warszawa Goethe (Poland), Lviv International Rotary Club (Ukraine), Bearums Verk Rotary Club (Norway), including individuals who sponsored and helped create this unforgettable miracle.

International Camp for Pupils with Visual Impairment “Miracle of Cognition 2022”. The Topic: Learning, Discovering, Experiencing and Learning About New Things“



June 26t. Sunday

10.00 am – 1.00 pm Arriving at the camp, getting acquainted with campers and settling down.

1.00 pm - 2.00 pm Lunch

2.00 pm - 5:30 pm Getting acquainted with the area, preparing for the opening of the camp.

5.30 pm - 6.00 pm Dinner

6.15 pm - 7.30 pm Camp‘s flag raising ceremony. Introduction of the camp‘s participants. Festive concert. Thanks to the sponsors

7.30 pm - 8:30 pm Picnic

8.30 pm - 10.00 pm Disco


June 27th Monday


8.00 am - 8.30 am Sun salutation - morning exercise

8.30 am - 9.00 am Breakfast

9.15 am -1.30 pm Hike in the adventure meadow and search for treasure

1.30 pm - 2.00 pm Lunch

2.00 pm - 4.00 pm The educational activities of Klaipėda Branch of the Lithuanian Library for the Blind

4.00 pm - 6.00 pm Educational activities: 1. Laboratory of scientific experiments; 2. Creative workshops; 3. Sports games: football and table tennis

6.00 pm - 6.30 pm Dinner

6.30 pm - 7.30 pm Biker club as guests. Motorcycle ride.

7.30 pm - 8.30 pm Party referring to the traditions of Žemaitija region.

8.30 pm - 10.00 pm Dance and karaoke evening



June 28th Tuesday


8.00 am - 8.30 am Sun Salutation - morning exercise

8.30 am - 9.00 am Breakfast

9.30 am - 10.30 am speed and reaction -promoting sports games: volleyball, football, bowling and other outdoor games

10.30 am - 11.30 am Getting acquainted with athletics sports. Participants of weightlifting of International competitions as guests.

11.30 am - 1.00 pm Creative activities: drawing on stones, creating postcards and book tabs.

1.30 pm - 2.00 pm Lunch.

2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Soap bubbles and kite production and permission

4.00 pm - 6.00 pm Meeting with street dance group and practical lessons

6.00 pm - 6.30 pm Dinner.

6.30 pm - 8.30 pm Party according to the traditions of Aukštaitija region.

8.30 pm - 10.00 pm Disco


June 29th Wednesday


8.00 am - 8.30 am Sun salutation - morning exercise

8.30 am - 9.00 am Breakfast

9.00 am - 11.00 am Fun and exciting sports relays. Fun water entertainment

11.00 am- 1.30 pm Secrets of magic masters and pranks of clowns. Practical magic lessons

1.30 pm-2.00 pm Lunch

2.00 pm- 4.00 pm Mind-training games: chess, checkers, dominoes. Speed and dexterity games: table football, table tennis, skipping rope

4.00 pm - 6.00 pm Beauty and style lessons. Meeting with beauty and style professionals

6.00 pm - 6.30 pm Dinner

6.30 pm - 7.30 pm Theatre evening. Meeting with professional actors

7.30 pm- 8.30 pm Party referring to the traditions of Dzūkija region.

8.30 pm - 10.00 pm Dance and karaoke evening


June 30th Thursday

8.00 am - 8.30 am Sun salutation - morning exercise

8.30 am - 9.00 am Breakfast

9.00 am - 11.00 am Creative workshops: creating a memory box and tactile paintings.

11.00 am - 1.00 pm Friendship Olympics: sports competitions and games.

1.00 pm - 1.30 pm Lunch

1.30 pm - 2.00 pm Quiz "Who, where, how, why?"

3.00 pm - 4.30 pm Success stories and inspiring experiences

4.30 pm - 5.30 pm Preparation for the camp talent show and the camp closing concert

5.30 pm – 6.00 pm Dinner.

6.00 pm – 7.30 pm Camp talent show. The concert for the camp sponsors, campers and camp guests.

7.30 pm - 8.30 pm Picnic. Dinner "Friendship Songs, Dances and Games"

8.30 pm - 10.00 pm Disco


July 1st Friday

8.00 am - 8.30 am Sun salutation - morning exercise

8.30 am - 9.00 am Breakfast.

9.00 am - 10.00 am Preparation for departure

10.00 am - 10.30 am Closing ceremony of the camp

10.30 am - 11.30 am Trip to Klaipeda

11.30 am - 1.00 pm Swimming training in Klaipeda swimming pool. The training is led by athletes swimmers.

1.00 pm – 2.00 pm Lunch

2.00 pm - Departure


The planned activities are carried out taking into account the weather conditions

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Klaipėdos senamiesčio Rotary klubas
Klaipėdos regos ugdymo centras

General sponsor:
Klaipėdos senamiesčio Rotary klubas
Rotary fondas

Rotary E-Club Distrikt 1860
Rotary klubas „Karalienė Luizė“
Klaipėdos Rotary
Klaipėdos Rotary klubas „Maris“
Klaipėdos Rotary klubas „Aditė“
Šiaulių Vykinto RK
Klaipėdos Concordia
Tallinn Global Rotary Club (Estija)
Rotary Club Warszawa Goethe (Lenkija)
Lviv International Rotary Club (Ukraina)
Bearums Verk Rotary Club (Norvegija)
Grupė „8 kambarys“
Lietuvos aklųjų ir silpnaregių sąjunga
UAB „Vėjo uostas“
UAB „Aktyvistas“
UAB „Skanėstai“
UAB "Orion Global Pet"
Klaipėdos autobusų parkas
ADB „Compensa Vienna Insurance Group“
UADBB „Aon Baltic“
AB „Linas Agro Group“
UAB „Tagrus“
Asta Puidokaitė-Milikienė
Ragnar Sigurd Scheen
Nycolas Pycik
Kęstutis Plačenis
Julija Viktorija Flis

Klaipėdos senamiesčio Rotary klubas
Klaipėdos regos ugdymo centras

General sponsor:
Rotary fondas
Klaipėdos senamiesčio Rotary klubas

RC Sankt Wendel
RC Berlin Mickiewicz
RC Wiehl-Homburger Land
RC in Gummersbach
Rotary Club Chemnitz-Schlossberg
Rotary Club Warszawa Goethe (Lenkija)
Rotary E-Club Distrikt 1860
Klaipėdos Rotary klubas „Aditė“
Rotary klubas „Karalienė Luizė“
Simmern Hunsrück
RC Mettmann
RC Frankfurt Alte Oper
Club Lviv International
Rotary Club Köln-Ambassador
RC Bornheim
RC Jülich-Herzogtum Jülich
RC Siegen-Schloß
RC Köln-Ville
Klaipėdos Rotary