< YSC – The Young Scandinavians Club

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


Clear Lake Cleanup Weekend

April 27, 2019

This year we are looking for about 20 people that can help out for a big clean up weekend at the Clearlake Cabin April 27-28. We will be towards the end of phase one and installing our new water tanks. There is plenty to do to help prepare the cabin for our Opening Clearlake Party in May and any help is much appreciated.

Valborgsmässoafton Bonfire 2019

May 3, 2019

Valborgsmässoafton Bonfire 2019 at Ocean Beach on Friday, May 03, 2019.

Clear Lake Kickoff Picnic in Golden Gate Park

May 11, 2019

Spring is finally here and Summer is just around the corner. This year the YSC will be celebrating our summer season with a Clear Lake Kickoff Picnic in Golden Gate Park!

Memorial Day Trip to Camp Norge

May 24, 2019

Come join us this Memorial Day weekend hiking in the Sierras!  This year once again we will be joining Camp Norge in Alta, CA for a taste of the Old West.  As the name implies, this 46-acre family camp was founded by Norwegians in 1957.  It was a big hit last year, great for families, great for kids of all ages and we’d love to have you join us this year!

Epic Opening Clear Lake Party

May 31, 2019

May 31st - June 2nd. The 2019 Clear Lake season opening party kicks off with a special party weekend for the club's younger and wilder members.

Midsommar Party at Clear Lake

June 21, 2019

June 21-23. 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! 


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.