Optimists Bringing Out The Best In Kids

Serving the Ocean City, Berlin, and greater Worcester County areas for over 40 years.

Our commitment to the community began in 1972.

On April 26, 1972, thirty charter members of the Club were recognized as the "new" club on Maryland's Eastern Shore. On May 6, 1972 the Club was presented its charter at the Commander Hotel in Ocean City Maryland as the newest club in the Maryland District of Optimist International. Charter president John Lynch received the charter and the story began.

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  • Winterfest


May 4-7, 2017

Springfest celebrates arrival of spring and the upcoming summer season. Join us under the four huge big-top tents located in the Inlet Lot at the south end of Ocean City's famous Boardwalk, for a little fun in the sun at one of Maryland's top Spring events.

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34th Annual Seaside Boat Show

Lottery Winners

Thank you to everyone who came out and made the Boat Show a success yet again. Lottery winners have been selected and can be viewed below.

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"Friend of Youth" Scholarship Program


The Ocean City-Berlin Optimist Youth Foundation "Friend of Youth" scholarship program will make undergraduate awards to deserving Stephen Decatur High School graduates. Since 1988, over 300 scholarships valued in excess of $1,500,000 have been awarded.

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Calendar of Events


Contact Details

P.O. Box 1403, Ocean Pines, MD 21811
Email: inquire@ocberlinoptimist.org

Our Sponsors

Special thanks goes out to all of our event sponsors. To view a list of all participating sponsors click here.