Tuesday, 07 July 2020
Water Polo at The Wave
Casey Lyons shows Wave campers the proper throwing technique during the morning water polo session
Partners of The Wave Program
Playing Pickleball at The Wave
Wave Campers play a friendly game of Pickleball on the PGHS tennis courts. Pickleball is a paddle sport played with a whiffle ball
High Jumping at The Wave Program
A Wave camper works on her high jump technique during the track and field portion of the camp at the PGHS Stadium
Ed Reinhardt, Jr., Speaks at The Wave Program
Ed Reinhardt, Jr., tells his story about his miraculous recovery to the wave campers and parents on Monday, July 15 at the PGHS Gym
Cheer Recital Introductions
The Wave Coach, Darryl Smith, talks to the campers prior to the cheer recital put on in the PGHS Gym
Meeting the Cheer Clinic Coach
The Wave Coach Darryl Smith introduces Arthur Smith, the cheer coach at Cal-State Bakersfield to the wave campers signed up for the Cheer Clinic on Thursday, July 11
Campers Love H.I.T.S.
Wave Campers line up to receive a t-shirt, sweat bands and information from The Wave Coach Darryl Smith and Activities Director, Todd Buller. The gear was provided by the United States Tennis Association courtesy of India Hoffman
Crazy for Clif Bars
Various Wave Program campers pose with their favorite snack in the PGHS Gym
Learning Basketball Basics
Pacific Grove Head Boys Basketball Coach Dan Powers talks about the game of basketball to a group of Wave Campers
Culinary Arts Fun
Wave Campers pose for a picture during one of the cooking classes held by PGHS Culinary Arts teacher Jenn Erickson
Kids Decorate their Wave Bags
Campers show off their creative skills on their Under Armour bags
Pizza for the Team Leaders
The Wave Coach Darryl Smith (right) delivers pizza to the team leaders. The pizza was provided by Mountain Mikes of Pacific Grove
The Wave Huddle & Cheer
Campers gather around The Wave Program Activities Director Todd Buller at the end of the day before being released to their parents.
Listening to the Day's Schedule
The Activity Director for The Wave Program tells campers what they will be doing for the day
Making the Rounds
Camp Executive Director Darryl Smith makes the rounds during thewaveprogram in 2019 camp at PGHS

JANUARY 1, 2021

2020 Wave Writers Starts in

The Wave Program
(408) 960-5194
1160 Seaview Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA  93950

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Who is the Wave Program for?

The Wave Program is for 10-, 11-, and 12-year-olds who reside in Pacific Grove and/or who attend Pacific Grove public schools: Forest Grove Elementary, Robert H. Down Elementary, or Pacific Grove Middle School. We target this age group for the following reasons.

Art class, taught by Matt Kelly, was a favorite of the first Wave Program in 2017.Art class, taught by Matt Kelly, was a favorite of the first Wave Program in 2017.

“ . . . The age range of this program (10-12 years) is critical. By the time 12 is over and 13 begins, most kids disappear for another 7 or 8 years. They have to express their own individuality, they have to do their own searching and they break away from their families. So this is a pivotal point for parents to realize that this is their last crack. After that it’s just teachers, coaches, and peer pressure.”
–Peter Burwash, leadership expert and founder of Peter Burwash International

The middle school years can be tough for kids, and we want to provide a safe, fun place for them to make new friends, strengthen their existing bonds, and collaborate and compete in an accepting environment so that they can begin high school feeling connected and excited about the future. We offer a wide variety of sports and artistic pursuits in the hope that every child will discover something they love. We provide guidance for kids on the brink of the uncertainty of adolescence, in order to point them in the right direction.

We employ the teachers, coaches, and students of Pacific Grove High School and use the PGHS campus, so that our middle schoolers gain familiarity and maybe start that first day of high school more confidently, primed to learn and get involved. We provide an opportunity for kind, responsible, and motivated high school students to support and mentor their younger compatriots, thereby strengthening their own skills and connection to the community.


Camp Activities

● Basketball ● Baseball/Softball ● Volleyball ● Football ● Soccer Lacrosse ● Tennis ● Wrestling ● Water Polo 

● Track & Field ● Swim Lessons ● Music  ● Team Handball ● lmprov ● Art ● Dance ● Cheerleading   Culinary Art ● Health, Nutrition & Fitness

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