Michigan 2022

August 1-6, 2022

Our flagship summer camp for big men and guards will take place once again at the Michigan Sports Academies Fieldhouse in Grand Rapids, MI. The facility, with multiple courts, is just steps away from the hotel, and a large supermarket, Walmart, and multiple restaurants are all nearby. Hotel rooms include a full fridge, stove top, microwave and other amenities, as well as a full breakfast. The free hotel shuttle will pick up those players staying at the hotel.

This year, Rick and George will be joined by a dedicated guard coach so that some sessions can focus on position-specific skills. Our overall philosophy is to balance skill teaching with helping you strengthen your own particular skill set. We believe this has proven then most effective way to ensure that you not only leave the camp a better player but that once your new season is underway you will continue to use what you have learned rather than revert to old habits (which is always the natural tendency. We have consulted with past participants and many professional players to find the ideal number of days and daily schedule.

Our addition of full-on games with a ref in the last days of the camp proved to be excellent innovation. This year we will have games the last two days where you will put to the test everything you have learned.

We have also taken every possible step to keep the camp affordable. Here is a breakdown of camp costs:

  • The camp itself (Monday mid-day through Saturday mid-day) is $495
  • If you pay by June 15, the camp will run $435.
  • You can save even more by the following: a) Pay by May 15 and you will pay just $385. b) Two or more players signing up together will save an additional 10% on any of the above rates.
  • Players and/or parents are free to make your own reservations. For those wishing to stay at the camp hotel (TownePlace Suites) we are holding a number of rooms for five nights (Checking in Monday and checking out Saturday) including Wednesday night barbecue dinner) at a cost of $430 per person including tax, based on two people per room. Hotel accommodations MUST be paid by June 25 to guarantee this rate.
  • IN THE EVENT THAT THE CAMP IS CANCELED FOR ANY reason you will receive a FULL refund. This applies ONLY to participation fees paid directly to the Rick Mahorn Big Man Camp for camp or hotel, AND DOES NOT APPLY TO ANY PAYMENTS YOU HAVE MADE DIRECTLY TO AIRLINES, HOTELS, OR 3RD PARTY BOOKING SITES.
  • Anyone who has paid and has to cancel will receive 80% refund if canceling by July 21 OR have the option of applying the payment to a future camp.
  • PLEASE NOTE: In 2021 the situation regarding COVID-19 mandated that all participants be vaccinated. As we get closer to the camp dates, we will update you as to what health requirements we will be putting in place to ensure the well-being of all participants and coaches
  • Participants should provide their own medical insurance. In the unlikely event of any mishap, there is a walk-in clinic just down the street from the gym.
  • Players should make every effort to arrive in good physical condition. Adequate warm-up and cooling-down as well as water breaks will be scheduled.
  • All participants as well as family members wishing to observe will be asked to show a negative COVID PCR test taken within 72 hours of your arrival to the camp. At this time we are not requiring proof of vaccination but in the event of a new surge we will make a final decision by July 8

Payment may be made by check or via PayPal. When you are ready to pay, please contact us at info@bigman.camp for instructions. Thanks.

Questions? Click the FAQs link above.