Camp Korey, a leading provider of transformative camp experiences for children living with life-altering medical conditions, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Dan Worra as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Worra brings a wealth of leadership experience to Camp Korey, having served in the US Navy for 24 years and most recently as the Director of the Port of Anacortes from 2015 to 2023. During his tenure in the Navy, Dan served in various roles: as the Naval Air Station Operations Officer on Whidbey Island, WA, where he was responsible for overseeing all air and airfield operations; Senior Advisor to the Minister of the Interior, Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghanistan where he blended cultural respect and mission exigencies to solve complex problems while also serving as the Deputy Director and Chief of Staff of Advising for the Afghanistan National Police Training Command.
His leadership skills were further honed during his time as Director of the Port of Anacortes, where he provided comprehensive leadership and management of all port-related operations, furthering economic development and implementing Port policies and resolutions increasing net annual profit from 1.8 million to 3.75 million through pragmatic budgeting, improved strategic and tactical decision-making, and team buy-in.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Worra is deeply committed to community service. Through serving as a Rotarian, on nonprofit boards, and volunteering for initiatives that support community safety and economic development his passion for making a difference in the lives of others aligns perfectly with Camp Korey's mission of providing joy, adventure, and healing to children with life-altering medical conditions and their families.
Camp Korey Board Chair Andy Fry expressed enthusiasm about Dan’s appointment, stating, “We are thrilled to welcome Dan Worra as our new CEO. His extensive leadership experience, coupled with his passion for serving others, makes him the ideal candidate to lead Camp Korey into its next chapter of growth and impact.”
“When I first heard about Camp Korey, I knew I wanted to be a part of the team," Worra said, "the more I found out about Camp Korey, I knew this was the place for me. I love being with kids; how could you not be thrilled to be a part of the team creating empowering, adaptive year-round programs for children dealing with life-altering medical conditions and their families, completely free of charge?”
Founded in 2005, Camp Korey is a proud member of the SeriousFun Children’s Network, offering adaptable and free-of-charge camp experiences to nearly 2,000 campers annually, along with their families. Camp Korey provides a supportive environment where children with life-altering medical conditions can experience the joys of childhood, while also receiving comprehensive medical care from a dedicated team of pediatric physicians, nurses, and volunteers.
As Camp Korey’s CEO, Dan Worra will play a pivotal role in advancing the organization’s mission of providing transformative camp experiences to children and families living with life-altering medical conditions throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Located in Mount Vernon, WA, Camp Korey is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to creating empowering, adaptive year-round programs for children and their families dealing with life-altering medical conditions, completely free of charge. In 2012 Camp Korey became an official member of SeriousFun Children’s Network founded by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman. Camp Korey serves thousands of children and families each year through weeklong summer camp sessions, Camp to You hospital outreach, family weekends, young adult retreats, and more. Camp Korey, like all SeriousFun Camps, remains 100% free to all campers and families, relying on the generosity of the community for support. Camp Korey has continued to grow to support more than 90 major medical diagnosis groups, and more than 40,000 kids and families have been served since the camp was founded.