Track & Field/Cross Country

Below is information from our 2022 Track & Field/Cross Country Camp. Please use the navigation to see our current 2023 offerings.

Housed on the beautiful Alfred University campus and on its surrounding running trails, this residential or extended day camp is open to all middle and high school runners aged 12 to 18.

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The Nike Cross Country Camp at Alfred University is more than just an XC camp. It offers the perfect mindset for training, racing, and succeeding in life.

Sunday July 31st - Wednesday August 3rd, 2022

The Application Deadline Has Been Extended!

We have partnered with US Sports Camps to bring the Nike Cross Country Camp to Alfred university. Please follow the link below to register on their official website!


Cost of Camp:
$595 Residential; $545 Extended Day

The Program:
The Nike Cross Country Camp at Alfred University helps you develop as a runner while providing practical tools to help you prepare for the upcoming fall XC season. Alfred's unique physical setting in Western New York provides a memorable camp experience of both great cross country running, as well as having fun in the outdoors and meeting new friends. This summer camp combines a beautiful, safe location with a staff consisting of college coaches, college runners, and other qualified instructors. Camp includes:

  • Informative Break Out Sessions and Guest Speakers
  • Training Tips, Supplemental Training, Injury Prevention Techniques
  • Instruction to Middle School and High School XC runners (12-18yrs)
  • Nike Running Camp T-shirt

The Alfred University coaching staff provide a fun, engaging environment that helps foster a love of running, a sense of community among campers, and a springboard for a successful fall cross country season.

Angie Taylor

Dr. Angie Taylor, Director
Coach Taylor was named the head men's and women's track & field coach, taking over the historic program that was founded in 1900 by Daniel Babcock (1903) and Walter Greene (1902) and touts two of Alfred University's three NCAA National Champions (Valerie Thompson '84 and Glenn Clinton '97).

Matt Phillips

Matt Phillips, Head Coach
Matt Phillips first began on the track and field coaching staff as an Assistant Coach in 2010 upon graduating with his bachelor's in ceramic engineering. He held that position from 2010 until 2012. Phillips returned to the coaching staff in 2014 where he has coached ever since. He assumed the cross country Head Coach position in the Spring of 2019 while maintaining his role as an Assistant Coach with the track & field team.

Beth Watson

Beth Watson, Assistant Coach
Coach Beth Watson joined the Alfred University women's and men's track & field staff during the outdoor portion of the 2018-19 season as an Assistant Coach to the Saxons.

The overnight camp features several instructional sessions per day, full room and board at the Alfred University residence halls, as well as evening recreation activities.

The extended day option offers all instructional sessions and activities as overnight camp, but does not include breakfast or overnight accommodation. Extended day campers should eat breakfast before arrival to camp each morning.

Are Campers Supervised?
Yes, campers are supervised by the coaches and staff. Staff members reside in the same dorms as the campers and provide supervision during instruction, dining times, evening activities, and in the dorm. All staff members complete criminal and sex offender background checks before working the camp.

Are Medical Personnel On Staff?
We have a certified athletic trainer on-site and a doctor on-call at all times in case of a training injury or medical ailment/emergency.

How Are Campers Placed? Do You Accommodate Roommate Requests?
Most rooms are doubles, though we do have some singles and triples. When you register for the camp, you have an option to submit a roommate request. If you would like to add a roommate request after registering for a camp, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We accommodate all roommate requests, made prior to the 2 weeks before the start of camp, if placed in a double room dorm. If we must place the camper in a single, we will room them side by side. Campers who do not submit a roommate request will be placed in a dorm with other runners, similar age and same gender.

How to Enroll:
We have partnered with US Sports Camps to bring the Nike Cross Country Camp to Alfred university. Please follow the link below to register on their official website!

The Application Deadline Has Been Extended!


Campers will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment is limited and this camp fills up fast, so it is a good idea to enroll as early as possible. Those who wish to enroll must complete and return the enrollment form, along with a non-refundable camp fee.

For further general information please contact the Office of Summer Programs at 607-871-2122 or via email. For technical information about the camp please contact the camp director, Dr. Angie Taylor.

Once campers are accepted they will be provided a link to complete the required documents (parental permissions to attend as well as health records) for camp. Updated immunization information (including dates) is also required at that time. (If you do not have updated immunization information on hand, you may want to acquire this from your physician now to avoid processing delays.)

When campers are not with the coaches, they are supervised by specially-trained Camp Counselors who serve as positive role models, mentors and friends. In order to ensure everyone has a safe, healthy and enjoyable time on campus, summer students are expected to abide by the University's summer programs rules & regulations.

When not in training sessions, campers enjoy planned recreational activities such as indoor and outdoor games, movies, social gatherings at the Terra Cotta Coffee House and a farewell party on the last night. Living, dining and learning together, campers have ample opportunity to get to know each other and develop lasting friendships.

Campers stay in secure University residence halls dedicated to summer campers (2 per room) and must bring their own pillows and blankets. Bed/bath linens will be provided, but they can also bring their own (bed linens must fit the extra-long twin residence hall beds). Laundry facilities are available in each hall at no charge. Males and females are housed on separate floors. Our Camp Counselors will be on-site in the residence halls at all times.

Delicious, all-you-can-eat, cafeteria-style meals are served in the campus dining hall. Our Dining Services chefs do an excellent job in accommodating campers with food allergies and other special requirements.

Sorry, there are no scholarships or other forms of financial aid available for campers.

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 improving your swimming skills and meeting other students with similar interests and abilities.

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). Transportation to and from that airport can be provided for an additional charge if we receive your request by June 14. After that date campers should make their own arrangements with an airport limo service.

The University may cancel any course or activity at any time because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees, but cannot be held responsible for other costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

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.