Skills

The heart of our programs

At Winterline, we believe there is much to learn that they don’t teach you in any school. That’s why every Winterline program is built around hands-on learning and real-world skills.

Some are skills you’ll use every day; others can help you in a pinch. Some are part of an active, exciting life, while others lay the foundation for successful college experience or career.

There are even skills you may never use again, but by learning them, you will discover something valuable about yourself.

Like anything worth learning, some of these skills are challenging – you may fail at first, but you’ll get there (a skill in itself) … and the journey is part of the reward.

We believe that the more competent you are, the more confident you feel. So the skills you acquire with us will even help you learn many things about yourself that we don’t teach.

Outdoor Skills

Business & Career Skills

Life Skills

Creating & Building Skills

Media & Communication Skills

Global Society & Leadership Skills

Caregiving Skills

Technical Skills

The skills you'll learn in the:

Global Skills Gap Year Program

Agriculture
Architecture & Design
Arts Appreciation
Backcountry Cooking
Backpacking
Basic Car Maintenance
Bike Maintenance
Blogging
Camping
Caregiving
Carpentry
Clinical Skills
Clothing Design
Coding
Conflict Resolution
Construction
Cooking & Nutrition
CPR
Critical Thinking
Cross-cultural Communication
Cultural Literacy
Dance
Digital Media
Drinking Water & Food Safety
Driving Heavy Machinery
Ecology
Electrical Systems
Emergency Preparedness
Engineering
Entrepreneurship
Etiquette
Filmmaking
First Aid
Fishing
Food Production
Formal & Creative Writing
Goal-setting
Health & Hygiene
Hiking & Navigation
Horseback Riding
Hospitality
Hosting an Event or Meal
House Design & Construction
Identifying Trees & Plants
Improvisation
Independent Travel
Introspection & Reflection
Journaling
Map Reading
Mask Making
Massage
Menu Planning & Portioning
Milking a Cow
Mindfulness & Meditation
Multimedia Presentations
Natural Building
Negotiation
Nonviolent Communications
Online Publishing & Digital Media
Packing
Painting
Partner Dancing
Performance Skills
Permaculture Design
Personal Branding
Personal Finance
Personal Hygiene
Photography
Planning and Scheduling
Plumbing
Power & Privilege Dynamics
Power Tool Use
Presentation & Public Speaking
Problem Solving
Project Management
Renewable Energy Design & Installation
Research
Responsible Alcohol Consumption
Responsible Group Behaviors
Risk Management & Safety
Robotics
Rock Climbing
Safe Driving
Scientific Methods & Data Analysis
Scuba Diving
Sea Kayaking
Self-care
Self-defense
Self-directed Learning
Self-evaluation
Set Design & Building
Sewing
Social Emotional Literacy
Storytelling
Street Smarts
Stress Management
Sustainable Life Choices
Swimming & Water Safety
Teambuilding
Tiny House Building
Traveling Lightly
Values Clarification
Videography
Visual Art
Wilderness Survival
Yoga

Global Gastronomy Summer

Baking
Bargaining Across Cultures
Barista Skills
Blogging
Cheese Making
Conflict Resolution
Cooking & Nutrition
Critical Thinking
Cross-cultural Communication
Cultural Literacy
De-brief & Reflection
Decision-making
Digital Media
Distillation
Empathy
Etiquette
Fishing
Food Production
Formal & Creative Writing
Goal-setting
Hospitality
Hosting an Event or Meal
Ingredient Selection
Introspection & Reflection
Kitchen Safety
Knife Skills
Leadership Training
Menu Planning
Mixology
Molecular Gastronomy
Packing
Pastry Making
Personal Finance
Planning & Scheduling
Presentation & Public Speaking
Problem Solving
Project Management
Project Planning
Responsible Alcohol Consumption
Responsible Group Behaviors
Risk Management & Safety
Street Food Preparation
Street Smarts
Table Etiquette
Teambuilding
Traveling Lightly
Wine Pairing

Global Skills Gap Semester

Agriculture
Backpacking
Blogging
Camping
Conflict Resolution
Cooking & Nutrition
Critical Thinking
Cross-cultural Communication
Cultural Literacy
De-brief & Reflection
Decision-making
Digital Media
Emergency Preparedness
Empathy
Engineering
Entrepreneurship
First Aid
Fishing
Hiking & Navigation
Hospitality
Independent Travel
Interpersonal Communications
Leadership
Mindfulness & Meditation
Natural Building
Negotiation
Non-violent Communications
Packing
Partner Dancing
Performance Skills
Personal Branding
Personal Finance
Personal Hygiene
Photography
Power Tool Use
Presentation & Public Speaking
Problem Solving
Project Management
Renewable Energy Design & Installation
Responsible Group Behaviors
Risk Management & Safety
Rock Climbing
Scuba Diving
Sea Kayaking
Self-care
Sewing
Street Smarts
Swimming & Water Safety
Teambuilding
Values Clarification
Wilderness Survival

International Business & Entrepreneurship Semester

Accounting Principles
Branding
Budgeting
Business Analysis
Business Start Up Skills
Competitive Analysis
Conflict Resolution
Critical Thinking
Cross-cultural Communication
Cultural Literacy
Customer Service
Design Thinking
Digital Publishing
Entrepreneurship
Facilitation
Goal-Setting
Independent Travel
Interpersonal Skills
Introspection & Reflection
Job Search
Leadership Training
Market Identification
Marketing
Negotiation
Networking
Packing
Personal Branding
Personal Finance
Pitching
Planning & Scheduling
Presentation & Public Speaking
Problem Solving
Project Management
Research
Responsible Group Behaviors
Resume Development
Risk Management & Safety
Sales
Social Media
Teambuilding
Working with Mentors

Film & Digital Storytelling Summer

Audio Engineering
Collaboration
Color Correction
De-brief & Reflection
Decision-making
Digital Design
Digital Media
Drone Piloting
Editing & Post Production Design
Effective Messaging
Empathy
Facilitation
Film Critique
Filmmaking
Independent Travel
Leadership Training
Lighting & Composition
Lightroom & Photoshop
Multimedia Presentations
Narrative Journalism
Networking
Online Publishing & Digital Media
Operating a Camera
Performance Skills
Personal Finance
Photography
Podcasting
Presentation & Public Speaking
Problem Solving
Project Management
Project Planning
Script & Storyboard Writing
Social Media
Storytelling
Street Smarts
Videography

The Money Experience Summer Workshop

Appreciating the impacts of your decisions
Budgeting in a gig economy
Clarifying your values
Critical thinking
Deciphering student loans
How to make smart money decisions
Investing that makes sense
Learning to manage debt

Negotiation
Personal finance that’s not boring
Planning
Problem solving
Role playing
Saving for future goals
Understanding compound interest
Working on a team

Adventurers Wanted

The Adventure of Your Lifetime

Is Winterline for you? Are you someone who is adventurous (or wants to be)? Who is open to new experiences, interested in meeting new people and willing to challenge yourself, your ideas, your pre-conceptions? Then you’re the one we want.

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