MONMOUTH-INDEPENDENCE -- A summer full of events has been lined up by the Monmouth-Independence YMCA. The activities include:
* Programs: a track and field club (for ages 6-14), Sting Rays swim team (ages 6-15), a tennis camp (ages 9-18), a cheer camp (grades K-8), and karate classes (age 6 to adult).
* Summer camp: For school-age kids and based at a local school, each week will feature a different theme, such as sports, science, space, theater, cooking and native American lore. Field trips will be included.
* Aquatics: the Y's outdoor pool opens on June 11 for lessons, family swim, open swim and pool parties. Registration begins on Saturday, April 28, and passes are available.
A YMCA orientation to learn more about the programs, meet staff and sign up for activities will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at Burgerville in Monmouth. Free ice cream cones will be provided.
The YMCA office is at 1004 Monmouth St. in Independence. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
The phone number is 503-838-4042.