Year Round Staff

Monica McCann

General Manager

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 thirtieth summer on staff. 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 Pre-K 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.

Monica’s favorite parts of camp are providing children the time and space to develop social skills, observing how children thrive in the camp environment and becoming part of the ever-expanding camp family every summer.

Emmy Niinimaki

Assistant Director

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 an overnight, YMCA camp in New Hampshire as the Girls Camp Director before joining the year-round Sewataro team in 2007. Emmy is responsible for camp communication, transportation, management of the summer office and compliance with Massachusetts regulations and American Camp Association standards.

She, her husband and daughter live in Westminster with their dog, Gabby. Her daughter will be joining Sewataro for her first year as a Sprout camper this upcoming summer. Emmy enjoys the outdoors, especially camping and hiking. Her favorite part of camp is watching individuals transform from anxious, quiet and shy campers into confident, competent and caring adults as they experience Sewataro as a camper, then counselor-in-training, then as a staff member.

Cheryl Percuoco

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!