Camps run weekly, Mon - Fri, June 11th - August 10th, from 8am to 12:30pm. Ages 5 – 12.
Birthday & Climbing Parties
Birthday & Climbing Parties
Celebrate at Minneapolis Bouldering Project with a party full of climbing! At MBP, our fantastic birthday party and event crew provide everything from climbing instruction to challenge games. Our private space surrounded by climbing walls is perfect for any celebration.
Our parties are ideal for ages 5-10 years.
The standard youth party size is 10 for a 2-hour event, but we can take care of larger groups. Just ask.
Saturdays and Sundays:
11am-1pm or 4pm-6pm
Pricing and Deposit:
$220 for up to 10 climbers
$15/each additional climber (max 10 additional participants)
$220 flat rate due at time of booking
Includes $50 non-refundable deposit
Event balance must be paid in full on or before event date
Please note: We do not save credit card information. Please pay any balance
due at the conclusion of your party.
Full refund, minus $50 deposit, given if cancelled 30 days in advance.
$275 is non-refundable for no-shows or cancellations within 30 days of the party.
● 1 hour and 15 minutes of staff-directed climbing, games and activities & 45
minutes of celebration and party time
● Reserved event in private climbing room
● MBP staff to direct climbing activities
● Rental shoes for youth participants
● Tables, chairs, and celebration area
● Plates, napkins, cups or silverware
● Rental shoes or day passes for adult climbers
● Party decorations or accessories
● Access to any climbing area outside of the birthday room
● Food or beverages
All waivers (anyone staying for the party, even if they are not climbing) need to be completed online 24 hrs before party. Anyone (youth and adult) wanting to climb before or after the party must purchase a day pass.
Youth Day Pass- $12 + tax.
Adult Day Pass- $16 + tax.
Need time to decorate? You may arrive 30 minutes before party time.
To ensure adequate staffing, party reservations must be made one month in advance.
After School Clubs
Minneapolis Bouldering Project after school clubs are month by month sign ups through the months of September - May. These age based programs foster a love for climbing and physical activity, teach the overarching skills of problem solving and perseverance, and support lifelong friendships within a lifelong sport.
Pebbles (Ages 4-6)
Saturdays 9:00-10:00 am
● Class participant max: 10
● $55 Youth Non-Members
● $45 Youth Members
Pebbles supports 4-6 year olds in their first steps of climbing with fun and exciting activities. Small class size ensures close attention from staff. Our facilitators provide encouragement and enthusiasm as the young adventurers enjoy healthy activity and develop hand-eye coordination as well as motor skills.
Boulders (Ages 7-9)
Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30-6:00 pm
● Class Participant Max:10
● $125 Youth Non-Members
● $100 Youth Members
Boulders engages 7-9 year olds beginning to practice climbing movement and bouldering techniques including careful footwork, and efficient energy use. Through age-appropriate games and activities Boulders will learn to work through challenges, and support one another.
Mountains (Ages 10-12)
Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00-7:00 pm
● Class Participant Max:10
● $150 Youth Non-Members
● $120 Youth Members
Mountains captivates 10-12 year olds as they set goals and reach them while developing their climbing technique. In these two hour classes, the young boulderers will have the structure to develop strength and balance through fitness activities and tailored climbing challenges.
Summer camps at MBP immerse youth of all experience levels in a full week of bouldering. Participants will giggle, play, and explore within MBP’s bright walls, guided by the Bouldering Project’s family of invested, patient facilitators. Activities are a balance of climbing as well as games, personal challenges, and project based learning.
Ages 5-12 are welcome, we will have groups based on age and skill level.
June 11th - August 10th
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 12:30pm
No Camps: July 2 - 6
Pricing and Refunds
$250 per participant (youth members $200)
Full camp balance due at registration
Full refund if cancelled 15 days or more before the first day of the program. $50 refund if cancelled 14 days or less before the first day of the program.
All campers should bring:
Lunch, climbing burns a lot of fuel!
2 snacks and a water bottle as well.
Athletic clothes that are comfortable and easy to move around in
Climbing shoes are provided, but you’re welcome to bring your own!
Medical Form (All participants will be asked to have a medical release form on file. Forms will be provided digitally upon registration.)
Waivers (All participants must have a liability waiver on file before participating. Forms will be provided digitally upon registration. )
Interested in bringing a group to MBP?
Minimum of 5 climbers and maximum of 30 climbers.
Group Rates (includes rental shoes)
$12 Adults (18+)
$10 Youth (17-)
Monday- Friday 6am-4pm
Saturday- Sunday 9am, 12pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
Want an instructor?
Great! We need 2 weeks notice and it is priced at $15/hr
*We need group members names (and waivers) before your visit*
Youth Safety Rules
ANY YOUTH (YOUNGER THAN 14) MUST BE ACTIVELY SUPERVISED BY THE ADULT WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEM DURING THEIR VISIT TO THE GYM. DIRECT SUPERVISION IS REQUIRED OVER YOUTH DURING THE ENTIRETY OF THEIR VISIT.
ADULTS CANNOT SUPERVISE MORE THAN 2 YOUTH AT A TIME IN THE ADULT CLIMBING AREA.
IN THE YOUTH SECTIONS OF THE GYM AN ADULT MAY SUPERVISE UP TO 3 YOUTH AT A TIME.
Before climbing, all participants under 18 must have a waiver signed only by a parent or legal guardian.
Unchaperoned drop-offs are not permitted. Youth must be actively supervised by their responsible adult at all times.
No jumping off structures.
No running, rough-housing, horseplay or acrobatics (flips, cartwheels, handstands, etc.).
Indoor voices. No yelling.
Fitness equipment may only be used by people 14 and over. No playing allowed on fitness equipment.
Never stand, sit, or walk in an area where another climber could fall. Always look at the climbing walls around you, especially when walking through the gym, to see where climbers are on the walls.
Never climb above, below, or near another climber. Please be considerate.
Never climb up the designated descents on the top-out structures.
Everyone at the Minneapolis Bouldering Project must check in at the front desk at the beginning of every visit. If you have not checked in, you do not have permission to climb or use MBP facilities.
Before beginning any fitness program or changing your physical activity patterns, you should always consult with your doctor or physician, particularly if you have been inactive, are overweight, or have or suspect any sort of medical condition that might be worsened by exercise.