The WAVE Program is coming in 2022! 

Phone: (408) 960-5194

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Attention Parents! TWP Orientation Coming July 8!!

The Wave Program Orientation is right around the corner. Next Friday, July 8, 2022 at the Pacific Grove High School Gym (615 Sunset Drive), thewaveprogram executive director, Darryl Smith will talk about the expectations for a successful 2022 camp. The orientation begins at 6:30 p.m. and will last about an hour. Please make plans to attend. Thank you! 

Attention Parents of TWP Campers!!

thewaveprogram of Pacific Grove would like to announce that the location for the WaveWriters and MathMates will be at the meeting room at the Holman building in downtown Pacific Grove. The parking and entry are in the back of the building. We look forward to seeing you all in July! Thanks, Darryl Smith 

From June 1 through July 1 the WAVE will start collecting your $125 donation. You can write a check to thewaveprogram and address it to 1160 Seaview Ave, Pacific Grove CA. 93950 or you can send by Venmo to @TheWaveProgram. It’s gonna be a great summer! Thanks, Darryl Smith 

TheWaveProgam Revises 2022 Camp Schedule!

The Wave Program has revised its 2022 camp schedule for participants (This is an example and is subject to further changes as needed). Soccer will now be in Week #1 and LaCrosse in Week #2. Looking forward to seeing you all this July!!

TWP Proudly Supports a Community Skatepark

Dear Wave Families,

Please help our community advocate for a public skatepark facility in Pacific Grove. Currently, we are working alongside the PG Recreation Board and city officials to make a skatepark a reality.  

A skatepark is a place to have fun, exercise, and make friends. Concrete skateparks provide a safe space to practice skateboarding, roller skating, rollerblading, scootering, BMX, and wheelchair motocross.  

Skateparks are also a gathering place to socialize, spectate, and relax. Skateparks foster learning through creativity, social interaction, and physical activity. Not only that, but skateparks help build risk assessment, resilience, situational awareness, and peer-to-peer communication.  

Skateparks provide free access to recreation without league fees, scheduling, and travel requirements.  

Please express your support by emailing our City Council and Recreation Board at the email address below:

Pacific Grove City Council

Pacific Grove Recreation Board

We appreciate your support for this project.

Emily Haselbauer and Alex White

Pacific Grove Skatepark Project

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Volunteer for Community Service Hours at TWP!

To volunteer at thewaveprogram of Pacific grove here is what you need to do.

1) You have to have completed your Freshman year at PGHS.all Freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible for Community service hours. 

2) You need to play a sport at PGHS. 

3) Contact the coach of the WAVE Sport you would like to volunteer for to see if they would like you to volunteer this summer.

Leadership Program at TWP on Hiatus for Summer of 2022

thewaveprogram leadership program is on hiatus for the summer of 2022. The rising facility costs and the difficulties working through Covid-19 have required TWP to pause the Leadership Program this summer. Frew and associates (Barry and Jeanne) will hopefully be back in the future. Thank You!

Click the picture above to learn more about California USA Wrestling, their Mission, Vision and Values

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thewaveprogram of Pacific Grove announces Partnership with California USA wrestling

thewaveprogram of Pacific Grove announced a partnership agreement with California USA wrestling for the summer of 2022. 

California USA wrestling will host a clinic one-day at TWP. Every WAVE kid will receive CA USA wrestling t-shirt and a 1-year subscription to the association. Special thanks to Robert Valerio!  

WAVE Math Mates Registration OPEN

"Math Wave MATES is back! This week-long math enrichment camp will be hosted in person this year July 11-15, 2022 (9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.).  Beware--lots of fun will be had! The Math Mates is for rising fourth graders who attend Forest Grove or Robert Down or who reside in Pacific Grove. Site is yet to be determined.


WAVE Writers Registration OPEN

Registration for the Wave Writers program is now OPEN!! This  free half-day creative writing program is designed for rising fourth graders who attend Forest Grove or Robert Down or who reside in Pacific Grove. The camp will meet Monday - Thursday, July 18 - 21 (9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.). Site is yet to be determined.


Boxing Added To List of Camp Activities in 2022!

Boxing is coming to the Wave Program! Attention Wave campers and parents! A new sport has been added to the list of activities for the 2022 Wave Program Summer camp. Boxing!

This class will be taught by Boxing Strong located in Monterey, CA. This class will be taught by certified boxing instructors, Masha Cavazos, George Rios and a special assistant, Brice Gamble.

The goal of this class is to learn proper boxing technique and combinations through rapid boxing rounds that will reshape your entire body, revitalize your mind, and fortify your spirit. So sign up today, registration remains open for the 2022 Wave Program!

Below are two articles on Boxing Strong to check out!

Carmel Magazine

Monterey County Weekly (2019)

Masha Cavazos

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A Breath of Fresh Air: Bill Hayward and the WAVE Bring Clean Air to Classrooms

Page 4 - February 4, 2022   by Michelle Netzloff-Luna

"You follow your heart and see how you can make a difference in the world.” -Bill Hayward

The solution is easy, So easy, kids can make it. It's inexpensive. It's effective. And for lessening covid risk, it's essential...Read More 

The 5th Summer thewaveprogram (TWP) is on!

Requirements to attend the WAVE program:

  • You must be entering 5th, 6th, or 7th grade in the fall of 2022.
  • You must attend Forest Grove or Robert Down Elementary, or Pacific Grove Middle School.
  • Or, if you live in The PGUSD boundaries.

Mark Your Calendars!

  • July 8, 2022- Parent Orientation at 6:30 in the PGHS Gymnasium. 
  • Dates for TWP - July 11 through July 22, 2022 
  • TWP is in session Monday through Thursday for two weeks. TWP will not be in session on Friday.

Camp Dates, Times and Location!

  • Drop-off time is 8:45 a.m. each day of camp!
  • Week #1: July 11-14, 2022 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
  • Week #2: July 18-21, 2022 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
  • Camp is held on the campus of PGHS

Last Year at TWP (2021 Camp):

  • 253 kids (5th, 6th and 7th grade) participated!
  • Over 100 high school athletes volunteered!  
  • An estimated 40 Pacific Grove employees gave their time to working with the campers!

TWP Activities and Coaches

Every Child Can Attend TWP

  • The registration for all kids includes a $125 Donation/ Registration fee per family. 
  • All kids who attend PGUSD or live in those school boundaries can also register for a Scholarship. If you apply for a scholarship, you will receive a scholarship. 
  • If you register and commit to a $125 Donation/Registration fee It will be due beginning June 1, 2022. TWP will accept a check or Venmo for payment. 
  • With COVID still being a factor if TWP is unable to meet in person, June 1 will be the determining date.

What is The Wave Program?

The Wave Program is a two-week summer day camp for girls and boys going into 5th, 6th and 7th grade. We aim to provide an active, healthy, positive camp environment that sparks interest in team and individual sports and the arts electives offered at Pacific Grove High School.

Major Components of thewaveprogram:

  • Instruction in athletic skills and fundamentals.
  • Introduction to the arts in dance, art, and culinary classes.
  • Discussions about general fitness, health, and nutrition.
  • Swim Lessons.

Every Kid Can Attend The Wave Program

Because there is more to life and strong communities than revenue. Parents are working so hard in today’s world, and we want to help them with the immense job of growing good citizens. Raising kids is expensive! From the tee-shirts and poster boards needed for class projects, to the school buses that teachers must raise money for in order to take a field trip, everything carries a cost. 

With still being in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we at The Wave Program (TWP), are asking for a small donation ($125 registration fee) to help cover the cost of equipment and t-shirts that are used for our non-profit program. If you cannot afford the registration fee, please apply for a SCHOLARSHIP for your child. No one will be turned away.

By making the WAVE program avaiable to all with a small donation or through scholarship, we embrace the spirit of Pacific Grove, where we cherish a simpler way of life, and where “community” is not just a buzzword or marketing slogan but something most of us try to practice every day. Our camp is available to kids at EVERY socioeconomic level, so that those who thus far haven’t been exposed to expensive lessons and camps can have access to these activities along with their classmates from wealthier homes. It’s an investment in all our kids and in the future of Pacific Grove.


Bo Buller teaches campers the finer points of volleyball


Playing a game of Spikeball

The Wave Program Teachers & Coaches

Art (Matt Kelly)

Basketball (Dan Power)

Baseball (Craig Bell)

Boxing (Masha Cavazos)

Cheerleading (Linda Lyons)

Cheerleading (Arthur Smith)

Dance (Tatum Madrid)

Football (Jeff Gray)

Health, Nutrition & Fitness (Donna O'Donnell-Smith)

Lacrosse (Taylor Dunbar)

Soccer (Brian O'Donnell)

Softball (Sal Lucido)

Swimming (Mark Temple)

Tennis (Christina Lucido)

Track and Field (TBD)

Volleyball (TBD)

Water Polo (Casey Lyons)

Wrestling (Travis Selfridge)

Declan Ryan (at right), the first student ever to register for thewaveprogram! Dylan MacLaren (on left) former Pacific Grove student/Athlete and current Camp leader. Josh Hattori one of the over 1,500 Pacific Grove kids to participate in TWP over the last 5 years!

The Wave Program is a unique experience for the youth of Pacific Grove because it gives them the opportunity to meet, interact, and learn from the Coaches and Teachers that are Head Coaches and Teachers at Pacific Grove High School. These Teachers and Coaches are invested in this community and its student/athletes. Our coaches and teachers are instrumental leaders in motivating young people and helping them become self-starters. They teach self-discipline, good habits, and the value of setting goals. They are experts at creating expectations in a positive climate that our campers value. Our staff teaches with praise and encouragement. They are awesome leaders and they embrace their roles as motivators. These coaches and teachers are the backbone of the Wave Program.

Click HERE to view the staff that run thewaveprogram.

Dan Powers teaching basketball

PGHS Basketball Coach Dan Power speaks to campers in the gym

The Wave Program Expectations


We want all kids to be involved with every activity, always, that’s what it is all about! At The Wave Program do the best you can EVERYDAY and have fun.


Be on time, learn, and give your best effort! We would like you to have 100 percent attendance! 

Positive Attitude

A positive attitude is a little thing that can take you a long way. Be respectful, be kind, and be helpful. Your enthusiasm will make The Wave Program a great place to be. Please have the attitude of gratitude!

The WAVE Program Parent Information

DROP OFF: We encourage kids to ride their bikes or walk with a friend or friends to TWP. If you will be dropping your child off, please do so at the PGHS parking lot on Sunset Drive. We will be conducting health screenings each morning at the drop off area, before the kids join their groups. 

DROP OFF: Drop off begins at 8:15 and PLEASE pick your camper no later than 3:45.

MASKS: Please make sure your child has a mask. We have extras when needed. Some activities will require a mask.

GEAR: Each child will receive a Backpack and camp t-shirt.

SWIMMING: You are responsible for an appropriate swimsuit, towel, and a plastic bag to place suit and towel in after swimming. There is a compartment in the backpack for this. Please bring your own goggles. We are trying not to share any equipment. 

LUNCH: Please pack a lunch for your child, the kids will stay in their cohorts for lunch. Please bring your own water bottle. 

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL: This activity is during Week 1, We encourage you to send a glove with your child. We do have gloves and they will be sanitized for each class.

WAVE Writers instructors Caroline Coen, Cris Rosas, Oscar Scholin, and William Coen are ready for the first day of camp last summer (2021)

Math WAVE Mates Coming Back in 2022!

Math WAVE Mates is designed for fourth grade students and will be taught by PGHS student Cristopher Rosas. This is an online course that involves puzzles, problem-solving, projects, and more! Join the Math WAVE Mates for an exciting, immersive online experience in 2022.

Registration opens in May 2022, on

Due to the online nature of this program, working internet and access to a computer with Zoom capabilities will be necessary for participation. If lacking one or both of these requirements, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

WAVE Writers Returns in 2022!

Registration for the third annual 2022 WAVE Writers program. Registration will begins May 1, 2022. Site of camp to be determined later.

This free half-day, week-long creative writing summer camp will be offered to rising fourth graders who attend Forest Grove or Robert Down or who reside in Pacific Grove.

2022 Camp Activities

● Basketball ● Baseball/Softball ● Boxing ● Volleyball ● Football ● Soccer ● Lacrosse ● Tennis ● Wrestling  

● Water Polo ● Track & Field ● Swim Lessons ● Games ● Dance ● Cheerleading ● Backyard Games

Contact Information

Phone: (408) 960-5194
Address: 1160 Seaview Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

What is the WAVE Program?

The Wave Program is a two-week summer day camp for girls and boys going into 5th, 6th and 7th grade. We aim to provide an active, healthy, positive camp environment that sparks interest in team and individual sports and the arts electives offered at Pacific Grove High School.