USIT Camp USA Program Update

USA Summer Camp help everyone with a USIT Camp Placement

Updated 1st April 2020

We are saddened to see that a long time travel agency USIT has appointed liquidators to the firm.  These are challenging times and our thoughts are with the company and staff within the group.


USA Summer Camp is Ireland’s largest Summer Camp Agency.  We would like to offer our help and expertise to every J1 participant on a Camp USA program who may be uncertain of their summer.

In times of uncertainty, we appreciate that USITs news will have worried many participants. Please rest assured that USA Summer Camp will do everything to help you and ensure that your money is not lost.

Your Visa Sponsor and Camp Placement

The first thing for you to do is to understand who is your visa sponsor.  USIT work with 2 sponsors for the camp program.  InterExchange and CIEE (Council On International Educational Exchange).   These sponsors should have, or will be getting in touch with you to reassure you that your summer placement is safe, that your visa is still available and that you have everything you need to go to Summer Camp in America.

Please check your emails and junk emails for information from your sponsor.

Coronavirus and Borders

USA Summer Camp will be ready to continue to run our camp program when the borders re-open after COVID-19. The indications that we have from both the Department of State and the US Embassy is that they should be up and running again in time for summer camps to run this season. We’re working day by day with this outbreak and are on hand to progress the program for summer 2020 as soon as we can.



Please contact us if you need any more help or assistance.  Email us on  Our office is open for calls on 01 533 0818. Please understand we are working from home in line with the Stay Home instructions. Lines may be busy so we will speak to everyone one by one.


Stay Home, Stay Safe.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am Placed at a Camp with USIT, what do I do?

You should have received an email or a phone call from one of USITs 2 program sponsors, InterExchange and CIEE.  Both will still be facilitating your program to America.  If you’re unsure, contact us on or 01 533 0818.

I have flights booked with USIT.

We will know more in the coming days but we would expect your flights will still operate. You’ll be ready to travel to America.

Is USA Summer Camp still going ahead for 2020?

Yes, our applications are still open for 2020.  Current participants are still expected to travel to America in May and June to work at camp.  Almost all camps are still operational this summer.

What are the next steps for the Coronavirus?

We are staying informed and are monitoring the situation alongside CDCWHOForeign Office and Public Health England, as well as the US Department of State and our Visa Sponsors in America.

For more information our COVID-19 page is

I'm not placed yet but have paid fees.

Great. If you’ve been in contact with a visa sponsor then you’re in good hands. If you are still waiting on interviews or help with your application from USIT please contact USA Summer Camp on 01 533 0818 or  We’ll be pleased to help.

Are Embassy appointments still going ahead?

With the coronavirus, each countries US Embassy will have a different protocol in place regarding appointments. There will be up to date information, as well as updates from USA Summer Camp regarding these.

Are Pre-Departure days still going ahead?

Until further notice, to protect the safety of every applicant with USA Summer Camp, as well as staff members, we will be operating on-line only Pre Departure Orientation Days.  Pre Departure Orientation is a mandatory requirement from the department of state, so completing one is important.

What should I do next?

Please contact us on or call us on 01 533 0818. We’ll be happy to discuss your situation and assist you in anyway we can.