The WAVE Program is in session!

Phone: (408) 960-5194

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Cheerleading Clinic Attracts 60+ Participants

Cal-State Bakersfield cheerleading Coach Arthur Smith was back at PGHS to direct a one-day cheerleading clinic on Thurs., July 11.

The clinic emphasized the basic stretching, routine moves and basic yells for cheerleading. Nearly 60 campers participated in the clinic which was held behind the PGHS gym.

Cheer Camp 2024
Arthur Smith

Arthur Smith


Campers Learn Water Polo at The Wave Program 

Greg Enterline, the water polo coach at Pacific Grove High School (PGHS), conducted a one-day clinic at the pool. Nearly 300 kids in 12 groups learned the game and played scrimmage. All had fun and enjoyed learning a new sport!

Water Polo
Water Polo Crew

Water polo crew (L to R): Charlotte Enterline, Greg Enterline (in back) Sierra Chaney and Colden Phifer


Mountain Mike Pizza Donates to The Wave Program

Mountain Mike's Pizza of Pacific Grove, who has been a donor of thewaveprogram (TWP) since its inception, came through again this year with a $500 donation according to Darryl Smith, the Executive Director of the TWP.  THE WAVE PROGRAM OF PACIFIC GROVE THANKS MOUNTAIN MIKE'S FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT!

Mountain Mike's in Pacific Grove, CA, which is run by the Dhaliwal family, has given TWP pizza each year -- eight years running.  The company, which has been around for over 45 years, is a PIZZA LEGEND and a beloved brand with nearly 300 locations in the western United States including California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Texas, Colorado, Washington and Wisconsin. MOUNTAIN MIKE'S OF PACIFIC GROVE IS THE BEST PIZZA IN THE WORLD!

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The 2024 Wave Program in Pictures

The seventh summer of thewaveprogram began on Monday, July 8, 2024, on the campus of PGHS! Over 300 kids are attending the two-week, four-day camp. All campers are having a blast! Below are pictures of this year's camp.  More pictures to come as the week progresses.

TWP Banner

thewaveprogram summer camp begins in the PGHS Gym with a banner welcoming all campers!

Boxing jab technique

Campers learning how to throw a punch on the PGHS tennis courts

Art

Art is one of the favorite classes of TWP campers

Swimming

TWP campers enjoy time in the pool, taking lessons

Leaders Meeting

Executive Director Darryl Smith has his morning meeting with the leaders of thewaveprogram before the start of the day

Softball

TWP girl campers work on their softball swing on the PGHS softball field.

Lunch Visit

Baseball coach Brad Bogans and Executive Director Darryl Smith visits with campers after they had lunch on the tennis court

soccer

TWP campers holding a soccer scrimmage on the football field

Basketball

PGHS basketball coach Dan Powers talks about the fundamentals of the game

Tennis

Hitting the tennis balls on court outside the PGHS Gym

Dance

Learning some dance moves from the PGHS Dance team and leader Tatum Madrid

Parents Pickup

Parents of TWP campers pick up their kids after camp lets out in the PGHS Gym

Games

Ken Ottmar shows TWP campers how to play Kings in the Corner during the games session of camp.

Robotics

New at TWP this year - Robotics class with Heather Peterson teaching

running

Campers run the 4x100 race on the PHGS track, complete with batons

baseball

Fielding practice on the PGHS baseball field 


What is The Wave Program?

The Wave Program is a two-week summer day camp for girls and boys going into 4th, 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.

The WAVE Program Parent Information

DROP OFF: Drop off begins at 8:30 p.m., and camp starts at 9:00 a.m. Camp ends at 4:00 p.m. PLEASE pick your camper no later than 4:15 p.m.

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. 

GEAR: Each child will receive a backpack and camp t-shirts.

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.


The Wave Program Teachers & Coaches

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.

Dan Powers teaching basketball

PGHS Basketball Coach Dan Power speaks to campers in the gym

Matt Houston

Max Houston
Arts & Craft

Arthur Smith

Arthur Smith
Cheerleading

Aubrey Powers

Aubrey Powers
Girls Basketball

Mark Temple

Mark Temple
Swimming

Patrick O'Donnell

Patrick O'Donnell
Wrestling

Dan Powers

Dan Powers
Boys Basketball

Mo Erickson

Mo Erickson
Culinary

Ken Ottmar

Ken Ottmar
Games

Donna O'Donnell-Smith

Donna O'Donnell-Smith
Tennis

Amanda Anderson

Amanda Anderson
Tennis/Track & Field

Brad Bogans

Brad Bogan
Baseball

Tatum Madrid

Tatum Madrid
Dance

Cody Nordstrom

Cody Nordstrom
Soccer

Greg Enterline

Greg Enterline
Water Polo

Heather Peterson

Heather Peterson
Robotics

Bryce Gamble

Bryce Gamble
Boxing

Bryce Gamble

George Rios
Boxing

Jeff Gray

Jeff Gray
Football

Sal Lucido

Sal Lucido
Softball

Kyle Mountain

Kyle Mountain
Volleyball


2024 Group Leaders

Below are the group leaders for the 2024 Wave Program. These individuals are high school athletes who are responsible for 30+ kids per group and guide them throughout the day to each sports, offering encouragement and support as the kids enjoy their time during the two-week program.

2024 Group Leaders
Leaders meeting

The Wave Program CEO Darryl Smith holds meets with the 2024 Camp Leaders on the first day of camp, July 8, 2024

Briana Morgam

Bri Morgan
Group 1
4th/5th Grade Girls

Dayci Dishkey

Yoshi Erickson
Group 5
4th/5th Grade Boys

Dayci Dishny

Dayci Dishny
Group 9
6th/7th Grade Girls

Erin Shoemaker

Erin Shoemaker
Group Leader
Teacher Assistant

Melody Roach

Melody Roach
Group 2
4th/5th Grade Girls

Ryan Rodewald

Ryan Rodewald
Group 6
4th/5th Grade Boys

Jack Gimmanco

Jack Giammanco
Group 10
6th/7th Grade Boys

Jack Gimmanco

Peyton Clark
Group Leader
Teacher Assistant

Hailie Atkinson

Hailie Atkinson
Group 3
4th/5th Grade Girls

Helen Hanalla

Helen Hanalla
Group 7
6th/7th Grade Girls

Enzo Serpa

Enzo Serpa
Group 11
6th/7th Grade Boys

Hayden Bourcy

Hayden Bourcy
Group 4
4th/5th Grade Boys

Ava Marshall

Ava Marshall
Group 8
6th/7th Grade Girls

Kia Hatton

Kai Hatton
Group 12
6th/7th Grade Boys


Contact Information

Phone: (408) 960-5194
Email: dcsmith@thewaveprogram.org
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 4th, 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.