Armstrong County Camp Cadet operates solely through the generosity of local individuals, businesses and civic organizations
Sending one cadet to camp costs just $200
Established in Armstrong County by the Pennsylvania State Police in 1975, Camp Cadet was immediately embraced by local citizens. During the week-long summer camp held the last full week in July, county youths ages 12-15 strengthen their character, learn self-discipline and gain a sense of responsibility. The Camp is structured… but fun.
Supported solely by private donations, the camp is offered without cost to cadets or their families. Because Camp Cadet is operated through the volunteer efforts of State Police personnel and civilian counselors, the entire amount of your contribution goes into producing programs that build civic awareness and encourage responsibility while fostering self-esteem .
To send a teen to Camp Cadet for the week costs just $200.
Please consider making a contribution to Camp Cadet that will help teens from all over Armstrong County. Show your support of this unique program and make an investment in our area’s future.
Lieutenant Timothy D. Hepner was born March 31, 1943 in Johnstown, PA. Following his high school graduation, he served for six years on a mine sweeper in the U. S. Navy, during which time he was deployed during the 1962 Cuban naval blockade.
Following his naval service, Tim attended the PA State Police Academy and became a State Trooper. He served throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania being stationed in Kittanning, Butler and Punxsutawney. He attained the rank of Lieutenant and was awarded that title on October 20, 1983. In 1998, Lieutenant Hepner retired after 30 years of service with the Pennsylvania State Police.
Following Lieutenant Hepner’s death in November 2010, one of his sons, Dr. Bert Hepner, and his friend, Dr. James Nemec, both of Kittanning, established a Camp Cadet Scholarship in the Lieutenant's memory.
The Hepner Memorial Scholarships are awarded anually in recognition of the male and female honor Cadets from Armstrong County Camp Cadet. These two Honor Cadets go on to represent Armstrong County at the Commissioner's Honor Camp held each August at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey, PA.