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


Memorial Day Trip to Camp Norge – Sold Out

May 25, 2018

SOLD OUTMay 25-28 (3 nights). Cabin rooms are sold out for now, tent and RV space still available. Come join us this Memorial Day weekend hiking in the Sierras!  This year 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. Register by May 18th

Epic Opening Clear Lake Party

June 1, 2018

June 1-3. Tickets will be available soon. 2018 Clear Lake season opening party kicks off with a special party weekend for the club's younger and wilder members.

School’s Out Family Weekend

June 8, 2018

June 8-10. Families and Friends!! Come to our First Annual Paint and Fish Camp weekend. This is a family-friendly weekend filled with learning new skills.

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!

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! 

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!


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.