Easter Egg Hunt

LYF held it's first Easter Egg Hunt in 2007 and has continued the tradition ever since. The event is held at Sweetbriar Park and, if the weather is bad, the festivities are held inside the LOW Community Center.  Children pre-register and are divided into three groups - ages 2 and under, 3 to 5, and 6 to 8. Typically, each child finds approximately 10 eggs filled with candy or stickers. The Easter Bunny has made an appearance for the last two years which makes for wonderful Easter photos. Snacks and juice are served during the hunt.

Please contact Donna at 540-522-7754 for more information or send an email to info@lakeyouth.org.

Children's Fishing Tournament

The Children's Fishing Tournament has been a very sucessful event since 1996. In 2008, under the leadership of Hank Lewis, LYF now sponsors this family fun event.  It is held at LOW's front entrance pond which accomodates approximately 100 children. Prizes are awarded for the longest fish, heaviest fish, and the most fish in 4 age categories - ages 5 & 6, ages 7 & 8, ages 9 thru 11, and ages 12 thru 14. Because of the tremendous turn-out each year, children must register in advance.

The tournament will be on June 24th and registration ends on June 21st. There is limited space available so please register early. You can register online by clicking here. There will be no registrations taken on the day of the tournament.

Check-in on the day of the tournament will begin at 8:00am.  The actual fishing tournament will start at 9:00am and end at 11:00am.  Lunch will be served immediately following the tournament for the children and their families that participate in the event.  The awards ceremony will start at noon.
The tournament rules and regulations can be viewed by clicking here.

Each child is treated to two hours of fishing, a free lunch, fishing equipment, and a bag filled with fishing supplies and educational pamphlets. LYF would like to thank all of the donors and volunteers that make this such a special event.

Please contact Terry at 540-972-8634 for more information or send an email to info@lakeyouth.org.

Independence Day Parade


What's better than watching a parade? Being in the parade! Each year, LYF has a float in the LOW Independence Day Parade which is usually held on the Saturday closet to the Fourth of July. LYF typically has one or more cardboard boats in the parade as a way to promote the upcoming event.  The children love to pass out candy and wave to all of the spectators.

Please contact Terry at 540-972-8634 for more information or send an email to info@lakeyouth.org.

Cardboard Boat Regatta

LYF started this event in 2005 and now attracts hundreds of spectators. People are excited to watch their friends and neighbors sink or float in their very own cardboard boat. It is amazing what you can do with old boxes, tape, glue and some paint. Participants pre-register in the following categories - ages 10 and under, ages 11 thru 14, ages 15 thru 18, ages 19 and up, parent and child, and school/civic/scout/club/businesses. Pre-race awards are given for Best in Show, Most Likely to Float, Titanic (Most Likely to Sink), and the People's Choice Award.

There will not be a Cardboard Boat Regatta in 2017.

Please contact Diane at 540-972-8634 for more information or send an email to info@lakeyouth.org.

Visit With Santa


Each year, Santa pays a visit to the Lake of the Woods Community Center to take requests from all of the little boys and girls. Kids can sit on Santa's lap and get their pictures taken by Mom and Dad or other family members. Everyone can also enjoy some cookies and punch.  To minimize long waits, reservations are taken in advance of the event and is limited to 75 children.

Please contact Katie at 540-972-4230 for more information or send an email to info@lakeyouth.org.