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


Movie Screening – Citizen Schein

July 30, 2017

Movie Screening - Citizen Schein at the Castro Theatre (San Francisco): Sunday 7/30 at 12:40 PM. For tickets, see description below.

Clear Lake Crayfish Party with The President

August 4, 2017

For the 5th year in a row, the President Peter Nordström and his wife Natalia, are throwing a traditional Swedish kräftskiva, or crayfish party at the Clear Lake cabin.

Camp Malibu at Clear Lake

August 18, 2017

The wonderful Megan Beckley & Jules Fortlage will be our cabin master this weekend and Brian Mac will be celebrating his 32nd birthday.

Open Mic Night at Clear Lake Featuring Mission Hill

September 15, 2017

We know there are lots of music fans in the club, and we'd like to host an evening of acoustic music led by bluegrass /americana band Mission Hill, including YSC member Aaron Zorndorf and his long time music partner RL Moore with bassist and multi- instrumentalist Dan Large.

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!

Konocti Bike Challenge

October 6, 2017

Bring your bicycle to Clear Lake, and let's join Lakeport Rotary Club's 26'th annual bike challenge on Saturday Oct-7. There's room for everybody; 20, 40, 65 and 100-mile courses. The 20 and 40-mile courses are supposedly on flat terrain with great vista points.


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.