The Babson Summer Camps office includes Internal Summer Camps, managing between 15 and 17 camps from June through August; and External Summer Programs. They account for approximately 30 sessions occurring during a seven-week period for local children ages 5–15. Children and adult participants in the External Programs stay on campus for between two and 10 days for overnight conferences or multiday retreats.
Each program on campus, from mid-May through mid-August, is managed by the Summer Programs Office. A portion of the external summer programs is managed directly through organizations on campus. Some examples include the Glavin Office of International Programs, and the Blank Center.
Babson offers a variety of summer sports and traditional day camps for children. Sports camps include soccer, basketball, baseball, ice hockey, field hockey, tennis, lacrosse, and flag football; and Camp on the Hill is a traditional program for children ages 5–10. Also, Babson contracts for professional conferences and academic camps during the summer.
In summer 2010, 15 in-house sports camps were designed, promoted, and implemented with approximately 2,400 participants. Externally, 19 programs were run with more than 2,500 participants.
In addition to camp directors, the Summer Programs Office employs as many as 150 camp counselors. Many of them currently play on teams, or are coaches and teachers in neighboring towns.
Babson was the halfway point start site for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk in September. Babson volunteers included firstyear and returning students, faculty, administration, and staff, giving them the opportunity to honor friends, family, co-workers, and patients facing all forms of cancer.