SAN FRANCISCO, Ca.– Intrax, a U.S. Department of State designated J-1 Visa Sponsor and world leader in international exchange programs for more than 40 years, today announced its acquisition of Invasion Camp Group, including the AmeriCamp, Camp Thailand, Camp.co.uk and Wrestling Travel Divisions. Invasion Camp Group is one of the largest youth travel organizations in the United Kingdom, offering a wide selection of life-changing and unforgettable experiences, ranging from visiting Europe’s cultural cities, volunteering in South Africa, working at an American or Canadian Summer Camp, experiences at Camps in Thailand, and Wrestling events around the globe.
Invasion Camp Group will join an established collection of Intrax programs, including AuPairCare, AYUSA, Global Internships and Intrax Work Travel. In 2019, Intrax also expanded its program offerings with visa designation and the launch of CampCareUSA.
Crowned Best Summer Camp in America Organization seven years in a row, Invasion Camp Group’s AmeriCamp has established itself as the King of UK-based camp companies in recent years. Other unique programs include Camp Thailand (teaching English and caring for elephants), Wrestling Travel (sports-focused travel), and Wellnergy (health and wellness festival).
“Intrax is thrilled to have Invasion Camp Group join our family of programs,” said Intrax President Marcie Schneider. “The acquisition not only allows Intrax to expand our partner network throughout the UK, it also provides a broader range of opportunities for international and American students.”
While the COVID-19 pandemic nearly halted international education exchange programs worldwide, the world is preparing to travel again. This is an opportune moment for Intrax and Invasion Camp Group to join forces. The merger of Intrax and Invasion Camp Group will position Intrax to be stronger and more effective in creating international opportunities for young people to learn, grow and positively impact the future.
Invasion Camp Group will retain its name, location and team members in Greater Manchester.
“We are absolutely delighted to have merged with a world leader in cultural exchange”, said Invasion Camp Group Co-Founder and CEO Nick Steiert. “Our brands have changed the lives of so many for the better and together we can do it more than we have ever done so before. As we move out of the pandemic we are already seeing huge demand. Now, collectively with Intrax, it will only continue to grow exponentially. The future is very exciting.”
“We always wanted all of our brands to reach their full potential. By teaming up with Intrax, the brands within Invasion Camp Group now have unlimited potential on a global level”, said co-founder of Invasion Camp Group, Lee McAteer. “Together, Invasion Camp Group and Intrax will not only continue to deliver outstanding cultural exchange and life changing opportunities, but it will be on a scale that has never been seen before.”
“Intrax remains committed to its mission of connecting people and cultures,” Schneider added. “This acquisition brings us one step closer to achieving our goal of emerging from this pandemic stronger than ever.”