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The Wave Program Group Dance Recitals

During the second week of The Wave Program, campers worked with PGHS Dance coach Tatum Madrid on a routine for the week! Below are the results of each group! Each group held their small recitals on the final day of camp (July 21). Congratulations on a job well done everybody!!!

The Wave Program Group #1

The Wave Program Group #2

The Wave Program Group #3

The Wave Program Group #4

The Wave Program Group #5

The Wave Program Group #6

The Wave Program Group #7

The Wave Program Group #8

Wave Writers Camp a Success 

The 2002 edition of the Wave Writers was another success!  Led by William Coen, a senior at PGHS (Class of 2023).William took over for his sister, Caroline who led the first Wave Writer's program in 2021. 

This camp was created for rising fourth graders who attend Forest Grove or Robert Down or who reside in Pacific Grove who love creative writing. 

During our half-day, week-long camp, this class offered the kids the opportunity to write short stories, craft poetry and learn to express themselves in writing.

2022 Graduates

  • Meredith Barnhill
  • Emily Asturi
  • Daisy Brockmeyer
  • Isla Dempsey
  • Ya-Yen Meyskens
  • Daphne Oded
  • Daniel Lee
  • Christina Li
  • Anjeanette Jameson
  • Harper Page
  • Baylee Shadwell
  • Levi Rutt
  • Ruby Siegler
  • Adeline Owens
  • Mila Clark
  • Weston Satterthwaite
  • Eliza Faile
  • Arina Baigrie
  • Wiley Randall
  • Eli Haselbauer
  • Alanna Cooper

Below are a few pictures from the Wave Writers camp that was held at the Holman Building in downtown Pacific Grove. 

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Wave Program!!

BMX Skateboard Exhibition A BIG Hit at Wave Summer Camp

Greeting parents! A skateboard and BMX exhibition was held by professional BMX bike rider, Tyler Ellis and skateboarder Noah Garry at the WAVE program on Tuesday, July 19, at 3:30 p.m.

Professional BMX rider Tyler Ellis floats through the air as WAVE campers look on during exhibition at PGHS tennis courts. (photo courtesy of Arthur Smith Photography).

Skateboarder Noah Garry showing his stuff to the WAVE campers on the PGHS tennis courts  (photo courtesy of Arthur Smith Photography).

The Sixth Wave Program in Pictures

Below are pictures from the Sixth Annual Wave Program summer camp

Indoor games inside the PGHS Gym - Cribbage!

Learning to Dance with Tatum Madrid

Lacrosse throwing on the football field

Football coach Jeff Gray goes over a play with Wave campers

A group of girls wearing their California USA wrestling shirts pose for a photo during the wrestlig portion of the camp in the auxillary gym.

Two unidentified girls work on their throwing technique during a softball session at The Wave Program Summer Camp

Track & Field coach Steve Jordan works with campers on the Long Jump

Wave Program Holds Cheerleading Clinic For Campers

The WAVE program of Pacific Grove held a cheerleading clinic from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., on Wed., July 20. The clinic was taught by Arthur Smith, head cheerleading coach at Cal.-State Bakersfield.

PGHS Cheerleaders get instructions from Arthur Smith at a HS Cheer camp on the tennis courts, Tues., July 19, 2022

Culinary Classes Return to The WAVE Program

After a two year hiatus due to COVID, PGHS Culinary Chef "Mo" Erickson, returned to The WAVE program to teach campers how to make simple treats.  

The culinary portion of the camp was one of the favorite classes during its two years of existence (beginning in 2018) before not being able to use classrooms due to COVID (2020 and 2021). 

To the right are a few pictures of the 2022 Culinary classes and below is a list of recipes made during the first week of camp (July 11-14). 

The 2022 Wave campers created the following recipes below:

  • The Groovy Smoothie
  • Double Chocolate Zuchini Muffins
  • Artisan Pasta Dough
  • Pasta Primavera
  • Sushi Burritos 
  • Sushi Carrots
  • Sushi Rice

Culinary Recipes Below!

Click the link below to download the recipes

2022 Culinary Recipes

Sixth Annual Wave Summer Camp Starts Week 2 Monday

Thewaveprogram summer camp begins the second week and final week July 18-21, 2022. The program is its sixth year at Pacific Grove High School. Over 240 kids are signed up for the camp that runs Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The camp is open to kids (entering 5th-7th grade in the fall 2022) who reside in Pacific Grove and attend school in the Pacific Grove United School District (PGUSD).  

The campers get to play all the sports that are a part of the PGHS Breakers and get a chance to meet with the high school coaches.  

A group of boys from Forest Grove Elementary School pose for a picture after lunch on the first day of camp at Breaker Stadium.

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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Professional Soccer Player Works with Wave Campers

Kristina O'Donnell, a former standout soccer player at the University of Oklahoma, is in town to help her dad, Brian O'Donnell, during the soccer portion of thewaveprogram camp this week (July 11-14). 

O'Donnell started 68 games for Oklahoma in her career from 2016-19. Following graduation, she played professionally in Finland and has been the head coach of San Juan SC since May 2021. 

Former Univ. of Oklahoma and professional soccer player for Finland, Kristina O'Donnell, kick a soccer ball on the pitch at the PGHS Breaker Stadium

Math Mates Camp Begins Third Year at Holman Center

The Third Annual Math Mates summer camp is underway at inside the Lauren's Lounge at the Holman Center. 

Led by Cristopher Rosas, the camp is for aspiring fourth graders of Pacific Grove who want improve their knowledge of math.  

This program offers students the opportunity to develop problem-solving skills through stimulating lessons, riddles, and puzzles.

Rosas leads a team of PGHS students that include Ellie Defensor, Amelia Rodolf and Samuel Coutts. They will help with the four-day camp that runs from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., July 11-14, 2022.

Darryl Smith, executive director of thewaveprogram of Pacific Grove speaks with the campers in attendance at the Math Mates camp

Wave Program COVID-19 Information for Parents

Hello Wave Families! We are excited for each of your child(ren) to participate in our Wave Program this summer. I am the PGUSD District Nurse, Katrina Powley, and I will be assisting with any COVID-19 related needs and communication as needed throughout the program. The links below have a wealth of information on COVID guidance in the state of California. 

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.

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!  

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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!

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

  • 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.

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 (Steve Jordan)

Volleyball (Kyle Mountain)

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 8:45 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-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. 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)

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.