Men's Basketball Prospect Camp for 2021

Alfred University typically offers many sports camps during the summer. For 2021, we are pleased to announce that several camps will be available on-campus for in-person instruction.

Saturday, August 14th, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Application Deadline: Friday, August 13th
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The Men's Basketball Prospect Camp is held on the Alfred University campus in our recently remodeled Galanis Family Arena in the McLane Center and is for boy basketball players going into 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade (high school classes of 2022-2025). Campers will be instructed on every aspect in the game of basketball, giving them an opportunity to improve their skills by working with AU players and coaching staff. Campers will also receive a reversible practice jersey to take home.

The camp will be co-directed by Alfred University's Men's Basketball Coaches Erich Kaempffe and Adam Beam.

Kaempffe was appointed the 16th head coach in the 113-year history of the men’s basketball program in June 2021. Erich KaempffeHe arrives to Alfred after spending four years as an assistant coach with the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s (RPI) men’s basketball program, serving in a plethora of roles including recruiting coordinator, scouting director, and academic coordinator for the teams’ upperclassmen. Working alongside head coach Mark Gilbride, Kaempffe was instrumental in the turnaround of RPI hoops, as the team went 53-28 over the last three seasons, the best three-year stretch in the last 27 years. The RPI squads routinely ranked among the nation’s best defensively; the 2019-20 squad finished third nationally allowing 60.9 points per game and 11th with 281 steals. That team finished as Liberty League Regular Season Champions for the first time in program history with a 17-1 conference record, finishing the landmark season with an NCAA Tournament appearance, advancing to the second round to finish with a program-best 24-5 record and the team’s first-ever ranking (No. 24).  Kaempffe and Gilbride were named as the Liberty League Coaching Staff of the Year for their efforts. Read Erich's full bio...

Adam BeamAdam Beam was hired as an assistant coach with the Alfred University men's basketball team in October, 2020. Beam will handle recruiting, player development, video and graphic editing, as well as assisting Phillips with the daily operations of the basketball program.

Beam comes to the valley with a wealth of experience at a pair of Division I programs. For the last three seasons, he served as a Head Student Manager at his alma mater, Wright State University. Beam conducted individual workouts for the student-athletes and also assisted in video production for practice and game planning sessions. Beam’s Raiders won the Horizon League in 2018 for the first time in 11 seasons and earned berths into the NIT Championships the last two seasons after winning the regular season title. Beam also spent time as a student manager for the University of Ohio Bobcats men’s basketball program for the 2016-17 season. Read Adam's full bio...

Camp Details:
Further information, including a detailed camp schedule, dress and attire, supplies and other requirements will be sent upon acceptance.

The cost is $95. A $50 deposit is required upon registration.

How To Apply:
We are partnering with CampDoc (an online registration program) to better serve our campers and staff. CampDoc offers online registration and an electronic record system for campers. The CampDoc site is secure, encrypted and password protected. Only Alfred University Summer Health Staff will have access to camper information.

To gain access to our online application, please use the following link (we support the current and previous major releases of Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari):

Camp Registration Portal (CampDoc)
CampDoc Registration Instructions

Acceptance Next Steps:
The program director will evaluate all applications and determine who will be accepted. Acceptance and non-acceptance notifications will be sent via email. Once campers are accepted, they will be directed to pay the camp tuition and will be provided with the official schedule and online platform information. Any questions should be directed to Erich Kaempffe or Matt Lake.

Alfred University is located in the peaceful village of Alfred in western New York State, where summer days are warm and nights are cool and comfortable. Surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful meadows and valleys, Alfred University is the perfect place to spend an enjoyable week learning more about a favorite subject and meeting other students who share your interests.

The campus, a 6-hour drive from New York City, 2 hours from Buffalo and 1 1/4 hours from Rochester, is easily accessible by car or bus from all directions and is located just five miles south of Interstate 86. The nearest major airport is the Rochester International Airport (about 65 miles north).

Whether considering candidates for admission or financial aid, applicants for employment or the management of its policies and school-administered programs, Alfred University does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, or disability. Alfred University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.