One of the most long-awaited events at all TMCP centres is the annual overnight recreational camp held each year at one of the centres in Pune. Children from various centres converge at the camp to have a grand time. The day starts with a hearty breakfast. Some children have to travel long distances to reach the venue of the camp but the strain is not a match for the excitement that is building in them for the fun that awaits them at the destination. During the day they play games, put up cultural shows, have meals and stay together during the camp. The teachers and the karyakartas from all the centres join the children in the fun and festivities. At the end of the day everyone including the staff let their hair down and dance to their hearts’ content. The girls sleep inside the centre while the boys sleep out under a canopy. The annual camp provides the children an opportunity to interact with each other and to learn to co-operate. This event also proves an opportunity for the children to learn to make decisions and assume leadership roles as they are encouraged to plan the camp every year. Such events contribute towards imparting vital skills like team-building, creativity, cleanliness, hygiene and contribute towards the chidren’s overall personality development.