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 Nordstrom


Learn to Water Ski with Per Madsen at Clear Lake

August 25, 2017

This is a fun weekend every year where families come up and have the opportunity to teach their children or the adults how to water ski — or just come up and relax — singles and old-timers are also welcome!

Midsommar Party at Clear Lake Cabin

June 23, 2017

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!

Epic Opening Party at Clear Lake

June 2, 2017

The long-awaited opening of the 2017 Clear Lake season is almost here, and it kicks off with a special party weekend for the club's younger and wilder members. 

YSC Yosemite Trip 2017

May 26, 2017

IMPORTANT: You must click "May 17" below during the reservation process - It will turn green when selected.

We are going back to Yosemite again this Memorial Day weekend (May 26-29). Come and join YSC members and guests in one of the most beautiful places on earth. On top of that with one of the highest snowpacks in years we should have fantastic water levels and booming waterfalls. 

As usual, we will have an organized hike on Saturday (to be determined later) and a great Sunday BBQ at Swinging Bridge down by the river. 


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.