CPYB Summer Residence Life

You will experience ALL the 5-Week Summer Ballet Program has to offer by living on the beautiful campus of Dickinson College as a dorm student. Being part of the residence life community provides an invaluable complement to your in-studio training experience. And, it’s all within walking distance of CPYB Warehouse Studios!

Located in the heart of historic Carlisle and the beautiful Cumberland Valley, CPYB’s residential program features supervised housing, on-site health and wellness services, and a top-rated college dining hall with fare including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and kosher options.

You will enjoy campus amenities such as wifi access, a bookstore, coffee shop and more!

Residence Halls
Supervised, air-conditioned housing is provided for CPYB residential students ages 11 to 20 on the campus of Dickinson College. 

Our residence life staff is extensively trained to provide a positive living-learning community with the students, and every member of the staff is First Aid and CPR certified.

"Hands down the best staff! My daughter had an amazing time and nurturing dorm life!! Very thankful to all that worked so hard to make it such a positive experience for her!!!" 
-Kimberly R., parent of 2017 summer student

A combination of the following residence halls are typically used during the 5-Week Summer Ballet Program: Adams HallDrayer Hall, Matthews House, Todd House, and Witwer Hall. Students are assigned dorms according to age and gender.

Dining Services
Residential students receive three meals a day at the Dickinson College Dining Hall. The staff keeps the nutritional needs of the 5-Week Summer Ballet Program dancers in mind and designs the menus during the Program accordingly. 

Non-residential students and guests may purchase meals in the Dining Hall. 

In addition to the Dining Hall, students can enjoy beverages and snacks from The Quarry, a quaint limestone eatery located right on campus.

Dickinson College Bookstore
The Dickinson College Bookstore takes great pride in satisfying the diverse needs of the campus community by offering a wide variety of goods and services. Microfridges can be rented through the Bookstore for use in the residence halls. The bookstore offers a wide array of apparel and gifts, and has a well-stocked general book department tailored to the needs and interests of the general public including classics, current fiction and non-fiction, and newspapers. 

The Devil’s Den
The Devil’s Den, a convenience/grocery store operated by the Dickinson College Bookstore, is located in the lower level of the Holland Union Building (HUB) and is open year-round. Visitors will find a large selection of grocery and snack items, as well as greeting cards, newspapers, magazines, fountain soda, stuffed animals, and health and beauty aids.

Historic Carlisle
The quaint town of Carlisle provides a small-town environment full of coffee shops, scenic walking and biking trails, museums, art galleries, and exceptional and diverse restaurants.

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