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The Wave Program Testimonials

Looking forward to Caroline’s program. Thanks to you, Darryl, for all your support of the WAVE writers. Can’t wait to see the inspirational writings from our young students.

2020-07-01

L. Williams

We would like to thank you, and your team, for another wonderful two week program. Our grand children have been attending for 3 years and it is amazing how much fun they have. This year it was just our grandson (Ayden Knab) attending and he always came home excited about a new sport, or event, or class. This program is amazing and I hope that it will continue on for our youngest grandson. He still has 2 more years before he is 10. We know that donations have been accepted in the past and we would like to donate again. Please send us a note with the best method to process a donation. Again, a huge Thank You to everyone that volunteered their time and energy to inspire the children to get outside, exercise, play and try something new!

2019-07-20

G. & P. Hein

I just wanted to say thank you so much for having Mr Reinhardt speak at the Wave. Sam came home yesterday and today with a renewed inspiration and a respect and admiration that I don’t see often from him at 13. Mr Reinhardt’s story is incredible and I can’t thank you enough for allowing Sam the opportunity to have this encounter. He has told his story to our entire family several times and has spoken nonstop about what an inspiring few days it has been. This truly made an amazing impact on him and all of us. Thank you so very much.

2019-07-16

J. Houston

I wanted to send you a personal thank you for the Wave program. The past three years, my children have enjoyed this program so much! My daughter had zero interest in sports until she had the opportunity to try so many different activities during the first summer of Wave. Since then, she has played a new team sport every year. I never knew about the Leadership program, and am thrilled for her to have the experience that she will have this year, before she begins eighth grade.

I owe you additional gratitude this year, however. My family made a decision for my niece to stay with us indefinitely as her grandfather is going through treatment for cancer. Your belief in never turning children away is touching. I reached out to Jeanne last minute yesterday and told her our situation, and there was no hesitation in you allowing us to enroll my niece. I really want you to know that this program has made a difference for my children and Pacific Grove, and I am so grateful that my niece will have the opportunity to experience the impact of this program as well.

2019-07-08

K. Gorski

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with the mentors of The Wave Program. Whether it is the application process, the families of these kids, the environment as a whole at the program, or all of the above, these mentors were nothing short of inspiring to work with. I have rarely seen thirty-one thirteen year olds conduct themselves with such respect, focus, interest, endurance (it wasn't a short workshop!), and kindness. Most high school kids would do well to match the grace and intelligence of these mentors.

The younger campers, and their families, in The Wave Program should consider themselves quite fortunate. Clearly, Darryl and his staff have figured out how to deliver a fantastic positive experience for the youth in the PG community. I wish I were ten again!

2018-07-16

P. Wood

I wanted to take a quick second and write and thank you email to you guys. Our daughter Riley has enjoyed this camp so much! We wish that our summer travel plans were not going prevent her from attending the second week because she has had such a wonderful time.

She comes home everyday with stories about the coaches, campers, and different sports that she is being exposed to. She attends Forest Grove, but she has made friends from Robert Down that she did not know prior to camp. Riley has always been athletic, but hearing that from her parents has not been enough to get her interested in many sports other than soccer. She has often made comments about wanting to try softball, but has been a bit intimidated when it comes to joining a team.

After participating in softball through the wave program, she asked me if we could sign up for softball! She has said that she loves swimming, softball, track and field, and the art class the most. She is showing so much enthusiasm for these different activities that we have always tried to get her involved in!!

Thank you for providing her with encouragement to try new things. The exposure that she has gotten even in one week is incredible. We feel blessed to live in a community that invests in the children and youth. Thank you for all that y’all have done for these kiddos!

2018-07-13

S. Cranston

Isabella has had a excellent week. It has been great to see her get up every morning with her sore body to make it another day. She had a chance to get know some new girls from Robert Down since we moved here in November as well as try some athletics she would of never tried. It was amazing to hear she loved wrestling the most! Thanks for all your hard work and dedication. Your vision of the Wave Program is amazing and this town is fortunate to have you.

2018-07-13

P. Bloomer

I think this is an EXCELLENT workshop (Anti-Bullying) for the kids. Thank you for taking steps to be a great role model for our kids and taking the steps to make a positive influence in their lives!

2018-07-13

R. Chaney

My daughter really likes the camp. We are impressed with all you are doing.

2018-07-13

K. Galer

Bullying is a huge problem and I’m grateful you are addressing it at the Wave Camp!

2018-07-13

L. DeFord

First, we are so grateful for this program. We are equally grateful at how exhausted Sophia is after class. She is having a terrific time. Again, this is an immense privilege to have in this community and we value the program.

2018-07-13

A. Spivey

You know this program really hit one out of the park when your kid comes home jazzed about sports they've decided to play in high school, and are already talking about coming back to volunteer at The Wave Program after they graduate from PGHS (and she's only 12 now!).

2017-08-01

J. Erickson

This camp was completely AMAZING. Whatever help you need in the off season to gear up for next year – let me know. I’m a good “doer” if you need help.

2017-08-01

T. Travaille

Thank you so much for all of your efforts! Marcelo had had an amazing time! He has come home every day with such positive accounts of how he has spent his day. The positivity manifested throughout the day has been infectious in his attitude. He has had such a sense of pride from awards that he has won and relationships that have bonded him with his peers! Many thanks to all of the many amazing people that have generously given their time to assist in this wonderful program! We forward to next summers wave program. Many thanks again!

2017-08-01

J. Rosa

What an amazing program! Kids need to active and learn how to play new sports even if it is only for their short time at the program. Its also great feeling knowing adults are not profiting off kids being interested in sports. Thank you again for offering such an amazing program for free.

2017-07-31

M. James

The last hometown does it again! It truly takes a village to raise a child and the village of Pacific Grove knocked it out of the park! I am so proud to be apart of this community! The people here who come together with an amazing idea and amazing spirit! Giving of their own time, knowledge and energy to teach the next generation of pagrovians not only sports, but healthy lifestyles, friendship, teammanship and positive thinking and reinforcement. Kudos to the WAVE program and all of its contributors. May this program benefit many generations to come!

2017-07-29

V. Arroyo

The Wave Program is one of the best youth sports programs I have ever seen. The enthusiasm of the people involved, organization, and variety of sports offered is really impressive. I am so grateful that such a generous program exists in our community!

2017-07-24

I. Hoffman

My boys, Sal and Tyler, leave excited each morning to go to camp and come home exhausted and full of stories of their day. Thank you for providing such an amazing program for our kids. Well done!

2017-07-24

B. Cina

Drew LOVES this program. Comes home super pumped every day and can’t wait to go back. Says it’s the best camp he’s been to.

Thanks for all you’re doing!

2017-07-13

S. Hollobaugh

You guys are definitely a BLESSING to me and my daughter! She's 12 & only wish I would of found out about your program when she was 10. All of you ROCK! Kesia is loving it!!

2018-07-13

L. Andrade

We are blown away of how awesome this program is and continues to be. My daughter Ryan was not excited to start the program due to fear of not knowing how to play some sports however she NOW so excited to get to the gym every morning.

I am truly grateful for the enthusiasm that you and your team have shown.

THANK YOU!

2018-07-13

J. Bullas

Thank you Makai is having a blast you guys rock!

2018-07-13

N. Hayes

My daughter Brooke is having a great time with all the activities. Thank you for all you do! Thanks to your staff as well !!

2018-07-13

A. Greenburg

Without a doubt the finest day-care program I am aware of in America. Just like the active childhood we took for granted that has gone by the wayside in the school curriculum. Activity, engagement and learning ... all day.

It is only day three (3) and already we see changes, positive changes, in these children. Wonderful. I am quite sure community Goodwill is being created and will spread. From the perspective of the MBSC Coaches we are teaching nearly 230 fourty-minute child lessons each day. By weeks end that exceeds 1100 per week. We are able to combine fitness and instruction as a complete experience. Over the course of three weeks this will make a significant difference.

Kudos to Darryl and staff.
Cheers for now,
Coach Mark

2018-07-13

M. Temple

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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 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.