Babson in the Community 2013

Recreation

Babson has a 370-acre campus with lighted paths and walkways. Additionally, part of the 16-mile Charles River Link Trail runs through Babson.

Camp on the Hill

Summer Camps and Programs

Babson College ran 11 camps from June through August 2013, including 10 sports camps—soccer, basketball, baseball, ice hockey, field hockey, tennis, lacrosse—and one traditional day camp. Approximately 30 sessions occurred during a seven-week period for local children ages 5–15.

Camps used Babson’s indoor and outdoor facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, multicourt outdoor tennis complex, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, and four full-sized playing fields and numerous mini-fields.

Additional sports programs on our campus included the New England Baseball League and PrimeTime lacrosse tournaments, overnight camps, and lacrosse recruiting showcases. Figure skating and ice hockey day camps were held at the Babson Skating Center, as well as the Greater Boston Junior Bruins and RinkSport Ice Hockey. High school swim workouts from Swim Stronger also were held on campus.

Babson also hosted the Women’s Female Athletic Conference, sponsored by Boston Children’s Hospital.

Other overnight academic programs during the summer of 2013 at Babson College included Lead America Business Programs and the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine.

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 High School baseball, swim, and track teams; Needham High School swim and track teams; Dana Hall School field hockey team; Wellesley Swim Association; Needham Track Club; Heartbreak Hill Striders; and the Suburban Striders.

Needham middle schoolers played during halftime of a 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 2012–2013 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