The Young Scandinavians Club, or YSC for short, is a social club for Scandinavian and Scandinavian-American individuals and families of all ages in the San Francisco Bay Area. Events take place throughout Northern California. Members have access to club-owned cabins in Clear Lake and Lake Tahoe, while social and cultural events take place year round in and near San Francisco.


Those with Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, or Swedish heritage may qualify for membership, with rates starting at just $35 per year.

"The YSC is an amazing organization for both the young and the young-at-heart. "

Peter Nordström


Midsommar Party at Clear Lake

June 22, 2018

June 22-24. This is the longest standing tradition for Clear Lake summer weekends for Young Scandinavian Club, where we celebrate the summer solstice as our generations before us. This tradition-heavy holiday rivals Christmas in Scandinavia, so you know it's an event no Viking would miss! 

YSC Dinner at the Norwegian Club

June 21, 2018

Thursday, June 21st at 6:30 PM. The YSC has been invited for dinner at the Norwegian Club in San Francisco. Delicious appetizers and 3-course dinner by Chef Pelle. Only $48.00 All Inclusive!

Clear Lake Pre-Independence Day Weekend

June 29, 2018

A family fun weekend (June 29 -July 1) at Clear Lake with Susan & Mogens Lauritzen just before Independence Day. Susan will bring supplies for another tie-dye round, and Mogens will be demonstrating our Sunboat V2.0 - for everybody to use!

YSC Night with the Quakes

June 30, 2018

It's a Scandinavian Invasion! Come out for a special event at Stanford Stadium as Zlatan and the rival LA Galaxy come to town. This match sells out each year (over 50K people) and is followed by a fireworks spectacular. Purchase your tickets ASAP then use your personal link to invite your friends, family, and coworkers -- they will automatically be sat next to you! We're sharing the section with friends and members of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce.

Learn to Waterski

July 6, 2018

July 6-8. This is a fun family-friendly weekend where attendees have the opportunity to learn how to water ski — or just come up and relax — singles and old-timers are also welcome!

Throwback Party at Clear Lake

July 14, 2018

July 13-15th. We're putting the "Back!" in "Throwback!" this year at Clear Lake! Come kick it with the club as we host a nostalgic Clear Lake weekend party with all the hits from the 80's, 90's, and early 2000's.


The Young Scandinavians Club currently consists of around 1,000 members. Despite the "Young" in Young Scandinavians Club, there is a great variety of age groups represented.