Established in 1949, Stockton Water Ski Club, is the 2nd oldest water ski club in the United States. Residing in the heart of the California Delta west of Stockton, CA the club is close enough for an easy day excursion or weekend camping trip.

August Flat Water

Labor Day Weekend

Come join your friends and family and celebrate the end of the summer season at Ward Island.  There will be horseshoes, Corn Hole, Volleyball, and of course swimming and water skiing/wakeboarding.  Sunday night Chris Kelly is cooking brisket and the rest is potluck style.

Please RSVP how many are coming to:

Fight Night

Sponsor: Manuel Gamez

Fight night is coming this Saturday evening at the island and is being sponsored by Manuel Gamez.  A donation of $5 is appreciated to cover the cost of the set up and the fight.  Bring your own drinks and some finger food to share.  The BBQ pits will be available if you want to cook your own dinner.  No RSVP needed – just show up early and get a good seat.  Viewer discretion is advised.

CPR/First Aid

Chairperson: Linda Fisher

We will be offering an opportunity for all club members to sign up for a CPR training and a First Aid course as well.  Watch for an announcement of date and time so you can sign up.

$55.00 – CPR + First Aid
$35.00 – CPR + AED

Personal Generators

The use of personal generators in campsites should be limited to a minimum.  We do have 10PM quite time in the camping areas so please be respectful of this.


Island Luau 2017


50th Gin Fizz Breakfast

Sunday, July 2, was the 50th year of the club’s Ginn Fizz Breakfast.  Special thanks to Cindy Hutchins and crew for the great drinks and to Chris Kelly and his many helping hands for the best breakfast ever!



Gin Fizz Breakfast

It is important to get your reservations by this Wednesday June 28th.  Checks made out to Stockton Water Ski Club can be mailed or turned in on Sunday.  Arm bands will be issued on Sunday morning to those who have paid.

Early Bird Prices: $20 for 21 or older
Early Bird Prices: $10 for under 21

At the door prices: $25 for 21 or older
At the door prices: $10 for under 21

For reservations email:

See Flat Water for mailing info.

Volunteers are needed to help clean up and take trash bags.


Father’s Day Cook Off – Saturday June 17

Chair: Theresa Springer

Each cook entrant will need to bring his or her own raw meat, which will be either ribs or
tri-tip.  There will be a potluck dinner only for the cook entrants and their families plus 3 guests. The following rules were adopted:

  1. Bring your own raw meat.
  2. Cooking time for raw meat starts at 10:00 am, following inspection of the meat.
  3. Cooking time is a 6 hour limit, ending at 4:00 pm.
  4. All preparation and cooking will be done at the island.
  5. There are two choices for meat, either ribs or tri-tip.
  6. The potluck dinner will begin at 4:10 pm, so the meat can rest and be cut for serving.

A prize for first place and for second place will be awarded.



Memorial Day Weekend

Chairs: Dale Balcao and Chris Kelly

Dust of your camping gear, tune up the boats, and get ready for our first weekend event of the season. Please be sure to read the Rules and Regulations in your 2017 Roster. There have been some clarifications made regarding tents and leaving them when not in use. Let’s remember the 10 o’clock “quiet” in individual campsites and the boat dock.

SATURDAY   Volleyball – Get a team together and sign up with Dale Balcao



1. Horseshoe Tournament – See Dale again if you want to participate

  1. Potluck Dinner– Chris Kelly and Dale Balcao will be cooking tri-tips provided

by the club. Everyone bring a dish to share and BYOB. Click this link to let

Chris know how many you are bringing so he has the right amount of meat.

  1.    Volunteer Contact Chris if you will help with one of the following:
  • Setting up for Potluck
  • Clean up after Potluck
  • Taking 1 or more trash bags from the pot luck off the island


REMEMBER     Leave the island cleaner than you found it!


Island Clean-Up

In spite of rain, wind and high tides, we really got a lot done at Island Clean-Up.  Trees were cut, grass cut, weeds sprayed, tables and benches pressure washed and sealed, more trees planted, upgrades to the restrooms made, sheds inventoried, and best of all, lots of fun was had by us all.  Many thanks to Shawn and Teresa Springer for organizing the crews and to Stephanie and Teresa for feeding us all lunches.  Here are the people who volunteered:

Shawn & Teresa Springer • Jason & Jennifer Kerby • Jim & Olga Derby • Pete & Kristen Disch • Roger & Linda Fisher • Jim and Lori Balch • Thom Folks • Jacob & Sara Wiebe • Marcie Lopez • Mike Minnema • Manuel Gamez • Sim Risso • Sim Risso, Jr. • Tracy Trantham  • Pat Garcia • Dennis Johnson • Jason Davidson • Chris Kelly • Donnie & Tomo Villarin • Stephanie Chastain • Lori Burkart • Jeff & Nicole Greenberg • Bob Dowling • Brad Hellwig • Dale Balcao • Larry Reynolds • Kirk Greene • Larry Reynolds • Ben Weisner • Matt Hall • Monet Fisher

A New Generator at Last!

Out with the old, in with the new!  This is what it takes to get it done – A barge, a crane, a tractor and lots of muscle!  One step closer to getting back to normal.

A HUGE thanks to Brad Hellwig, Jim Balch, Jim Derby, Jason Kerby, and Chris Kelly for taking the time to get this done!



Event Chairs Needed

Event chairs still needed for the Luau (8/5) and Labor Day (9/2-9/4)

Please email Linda Fisher if you will volunteer @


Guest Camping

We want to remind our members that we always welcome their guests to camp with them on the island but, they are guests, and should not be leaving their tents up when they leave.  Our first priority is to provide camping space, tables, and barbecues for our members.  Thank you for helping with this.



Father’s Day – SWSC Style


Saturday, June 18

Bring your Dads out for a barbecue cook off/ potluck and a day of waterskiing, swimming, volleyball, horseshoes, or just relaxing on the beach !

To confirm with your name and number of people in your group. Click on the email link and confirm by Monday June 13.

Shawn Springer @
Chris Kelly @