Michigan 2023

July 30th – August 5th, 2023

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 (Sunday mid-day through Saturday mid-day) is $595
  • Early registration 20% discount!! Pay by May 15 and the cost will be $475.
  • If you pay by June 23, the camp will run $525.
  • All prices quoted above include non-refundable $35 administrative fee
  • Scholarships covering between 35%-80% of the camp cost available in exchange for community volunteer service. Contact info@bigman.camp before June 15 for details with “Scholarship” in the subject line.
  • Players and/or parents are free to make you own hotel reservations. For those wishing to stay at the camp hotel (TownPlace Suites North at Grand Rapids Airport on 28th Street Court SE) you can get the group rate directly from the hotel by clicking on the following link- However be aware that only a certain number of rooms will be available at that rate early arrangements are always advised.
  • We may be able to give subsidies for those coming from farther away who will require air travel but will only know closer to the time of the camp.
  • 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 all but the $35 non-refundable administrative fee toward the cost of a future camp. Cancellations after July 21 will receive a 40% refund or have the option of applying all but the $35 non-refundable administrative fee toward the cost of a future camp.
  • 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.
  • As in 2022, we may be requiring all participants and any visiting family members to show a negative COVID test taken within 24 hours of the start of the camp. As we get closer to the end of July and see how the situation is we will advise you but for now please assume that this will be the case. This is done to best ensure the health and well-being of all players and coaches.

Payment may be made by check of via PayPal. FULL payment must be received within one week of registering* and any discounted rate must be received in full by the deadline date. For payment instructions contact us at info@bigman.camp

*Players requesting scholarships to cover part of the camp cost should contact us as indicated above

Questions? Click the FAQs link above.