Year Round Staff

Monica McCann


Monica has been involved with Sewataro in many different roles over the years. She was a camper, general counselor, and swim instructor during her childhood, high school, and college years. She then worked at Digital Equipment Corporation as an Operations Manager and Corporate Trainer. After having children, she came back to Sewataro in a supervisory role. This summer will be her thirty-fourth Sewataro summer. She and her boys spent eighteen summers together, as her boys grew from campers into counselors.

Monica made a career change into teaching, receiving the M.Ed. at University of Massachusetts Lowell. She has taught at both private and public schools in Groton, Westford, Lowell, and Pepperell, working with students from PK through middle school. In 2008, she received a CAES degree from Boston College as a Literacy/ Reading Specialist. Monica joined the year-round Sewataro team in 2012 and is responsible for managing all aspects of the program and staff.

In her free time, Monica is an avid sports fan, who loves to read and listen to music. Her husband is a business analysis consultant in the financial services industry and is a church organist, choir director, and keyboardist in a blues/rock band.

There are many favorite parts of camp for Monica! She believes camp is a refuge for children by giving them time and space for social and emotional development. She loves to observe children thriving in the camp environment. And as the years go by, she enjoys watching campers grow into fabulous counselors, as they “pay it forward” to our current camper population.

Emmy Niinimaki

Assistant Director

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Emmy is originally from Cummington, MA, a small town in the western part of the state. She received her BA in Elementary Education and Communications from Keene State College in New Hampshire, and then spent three summers working at a YMCA overnight camp in New Hampshire as the Girl’s Camp Director. Emmy joined the year-round Sewataro team in 2007, and is responsible for all communications, transportation and compliance with Massachusetts regulations and American Camp Association standards.

Emmy lives in Westminster, along with her husband, 2 children and their dog, Gabby. Her daughter will be coming to camp for the first time as a Junior Camper this summer. She enjoys the outdoors, especially camping and hiking, and says her favorite part of camp is watching campers grow throughout the years and become compassionate, joyful, confident and respectful young adults through their camp experience.

Cheryl Percuoco

Business Office Manager

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Cheryl joined the Sewataro office team in 2010. Before Sewataro, she studied Psychology at Stonehill College and then went into accounting for 9 years. When her first child was born, Cheryl became a stay-at-home mom, which she continued through the childhood of her 3 children. She returned to the field of accounting in 2004. Cheryl’s role at Sewataro has grown over the years and she now manages the business office and handles camp enrollment.

Cheryl lives in Hudson with her husband, daughter and 2 cats. She enjoys vacationing in New Hampshire, kayaking, reading and spending time with her family. Her favorite part of camp is watching the campers have fun!