In addition to hosting more than 150 intercollegiate competitions, Babson has a 370-acre campus with lighted paths and walkways. Additionally, part of the 16-mile Charles River Link Trail runs through Babson.
Summer Camps and Programs
Babson ran 11 camps from June through August 2014, including camps for soccer, basketball, baseball, ice hockey, field hockey, tennis, and lacrosse. Approximately 17 sessions occurred during a seven-week period for local children ages 5–15.
Camps use Babson’s indoor and outdoor facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, multi-court outdoor tennis complex, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, four full-sized playing fields, and numerous mini-fields. The Summer Programs Office employs camp directors and as many as 150 camp counselors, many of whom currently play on teams or are coaches and teachers in neighboring towns.
Additional sports programs on our campus include the New England Baseball League, PrimeTime lacrosse tournaments, various sports leagues, overnight camps, and lacrosse recruiting showcases. Figure skating and ice hockey day camps are held at the Boston Skating Center, as are the Greater Boston Junior Bruins and RinkSport Ice Hockey. High school swim workouts from Swim Stronger also are held on campus.
Babson also hosted overnight academic programs during the summer of 2014, including Lead America Business Programs and the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine.
Babson hosts 150 intercollegiate competitions throughout the year that are open to the public for free or a nominal charge.
Check out Babson Athletics for schedules and events.
Webster Athletic Center and Babson Athletic Fields
The Webster Athletic Center facility and athletic fields are used by several area groups for team practice and play, including Wellesley College basketball; Wellesley High School baseball, swim, and track; Needham High School swim and track; Dana Hall School field hockey; Wellesley Swim Association; Needham Track Club; Heartbreak Hill Striders; and the Suburban Striders.
Needham middle school students played during halftime of a Babson women’s basketball game last year and also visited with the team after the game.
Babson Skating Center
In addition to donating public skating passes to local schools for their PTO fundraising efforts, the Babson Skating Center, owned and managed by Babson College, was used in various ways by the community during the 2013–2014 season, including:
- Needham High School hockey games
- Wellesley High School hockey practice and games
- Public skating on weekday mornings and Sunday afternoons
- Skating lessons for more than 350 Needham and Wellesley students
- Ice time rented by Needham and Wellesley groups for adult hockey games
- Tenacre Country Day School’s annual winter program
- Recognizing Wellesley Youth Hockey Association skaters at a Babson varsity hockey game
For information on lessons and public skate times, visit www.babsonskatingcenter.com