Mill Valley Ranch

Tynong North, Victoria

Enjoy riding in our professional facilities and through the beautiful surrounds at Mill Valley Ranch.

“We believe that every person is special and unique and we aim to reflect that belief along with the love of Christ to every person we come into contact with.

Mill Valley Ranch seeks to provide a distinctive learning opportunity for youth in a safe, encouraging and educational environment. “

The broken wheels of our logo represent those who have come to the Ranch needing help to rebuild their broken lives.

We provide a wonderful opportunity for riders of all ages to experience and connect with horses in our Western Horse Riding Program. Enjoy riding in our professional facilities and through the beautiful surrounds at Mill Valley Ranch.

Our structured School Riding Program gives students an opportunity to ride in small groups and develop skills focussing on controlling their horse and basic horsemanship under the supervision of our Horse Safety Australia qualified instructors.  Students develop confidence and character through this activity which also encourages leadership qualities. Our riding program focuses on safety, education and fun using well trained horses that cater for all riding abilities.

During our Holiday Riding Program riders work through a series of levels (Cowpoke to Horseman) designed to enhance the rider’s ability and understanding of horses. Ranchers are required to demonstrate a series of skills and tasks to progress to the next level. Many of our ranchers and staff have gone on to professional careers in the horse industry, as well as many developing a lifelong connection and enjoyment of horse riding.

Empowering students through hands on positive learning experiences

From February to December each year, schools of all kinds are discovering the unique and powerful benefits of Mill Valley Ranch. Students are encouraged through active living and camaraderie in unforgettable outdoor team building activities.

We create a positive atmosphere where students grow, laugh and thrive as the give “challenge by choice” activities their best efforts. Here students work as a team and build confidence and character through a memorable outdoor experience.

Together with you, we develop a tailor-made program that suits the needs of your students. Our goal is to support the students in their learning journey and to encourage success along the way.

Key Features:

  • Located 10 Minutes from Pakenham and 1 hour from Melbourne CBD
  • Ensuited accommodation up to 148 people + wagon accommodation up to 30 people
  • Fully catered, flexible tailored programs
  • Day excursions and Overnight options available
  • Accredited Horsemanship program
  • History and Science Educational Programs
  • Values Program

Our Range of Activities

  • Western Horsemanship
  • Archery
  • Ropes Course
  • Canoeing
  • Craft
  • Lake Activities
  • Initiatives
  • Ferris Wheel
  • Bush Tucker
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Rogaining
  • Bark Hut Tour
  • Eco Tour
  • Cowboy Chapel
  • Recreational Games
  • Wiggy Wetlands
  • Commando Course
  • Amazing Race
  • Gaga
  • Camp outs
  • Free time activities
Mill Valley Ranch

Responsibility Clause

  • Camp leaders are responsible at all times for the health, welfare and behaviour of their campers, even when a Baptist Camping Victoria staff member is running a program. Camp leaders are responsible for the first aid of your campers at all times and must supply their own first aid equipment, even when camp staff runs an activity.
  • Baptist Camping Victoria staff are happy to come to your school to discuss your particular requirements or run an information session prior to camp. This will help set program themes and reassure parents about where their children are going on camp and who will be looking after them.  We have DVDs that will assist with this process if required.
  • Baptist Camping Victoria staff are happy to assist you at any time and should be notified of all first aid assistance while at Camp.

Extra costs apply to outside providers – price available upon application.
If you use outside providers, it is your responsibility to ensure they are an accredited provider and all safety issues are assessed.

Our Location

Located an hour from Melbourne CBD and 10 minutes from Pakenham at the bottom of the Bunyip State Forest. Set on 167 acres surrounded by bush and open spaces. Situated 5km off Princes Highway.

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Mill Valley Ranch

Tynong North, Victoria

Mill Valley Ranch provides a wonderful opportunity for riders of all ages to experience and connect with horses in our Western Horse Riding Program.