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

3D Modeling & Printing*
Alternative Energy Production
Animal Tracking & Camera Traps**
Artisanal Fishing
Arts Appreciation
Backpacking
Baking*
Beach Lifesaving
Bike Maintenance
Boundary Setting
Business Concepts
Caregiving
Citizen Science
Circus Skills*
Coding*
Community Health Care**
Conflict Resolution
Construction
Cooking
CPR
Crafting a Career Theme
Creating a Mobile App*
Critical Thinking
Cross-cultural Communication
Cultural Competency
Customer Service*
Decision Making
Design Thinking
Digital Media
Digital Videography
Disaster Medicine
Drinking Water & Food Safety
Drumming**
Ecology & Conservation
Emergency Preparedness
Empathy Building
Entrepreneurship
Financial Literacy
Food Service*
Glassblowing
Goal-setting
Group Facilitation
Health Care Initiatives**
Herbal Remedies**
Hiking
Hospitality*
Hosting an Event or Meal
Independent Travel
International Travel
Interpersonal Communication
Introspection & Reflection
Language Learning
Leadership
Living with Others
Map & Blueprint Reading
Marketing Concepts
Martial Arts
Mask Making
Menu Planning, Shopping & Budgeting
Micro-economy & Business**
Mindfulness & Meditation
Natural Building
Navigating a City
Negotiation
Non-violent Communication
Packing
Permaculture
Personal Branding
Personal Finance
Photography
Planning & Scheduling
Power & Privilege Dynamics
Presentation Skills
Problem Solving
Product Ideation
Professional Etiquette
Programming*
Project Management
Prototyping
Public Health Education**
Relationship Building
Resilience & Determination
Responsible Alcohol Consumption
Responsible Group Behaviors
Risk Management & Safety
Robotics*
Safe Driving
Sailing Certification*
Sales
Scuba PADI Certification
Self-awareness
Self-care
Self-directed Learning
Self-evaluation & Feedback
Short Film Production
Social Innovation
Social Justice**
Sound Engineering & Radio**
Storytelling
Street Smarts
Stress Management
Surfing
Sustainable Food Production
Team Building
Technical Tree Climbing
Time Management & Discipline
Traveling Lightly
Urban Agriculture**
Urban Innovation
Values Inventory
Water Safety
Wilderness Camping
Wilderness First Aid Certification
Wilderness Survival**
Yoga


*=Itinerary 1 skills only
**=Itinerary 2 skills only

Global Entrepreneurship Intensive

Branding
Business Analysis
Business Start Up Skills
Competitive Analysis
Conflict Resolution
Critical Thinking
Cross-cultural Communication
Cultural Literacy
Customer Service
Design Thinking
Digital Publishing
Entrepreneurship
Goal-Setting
Independent Travel
Interpersonal Skills
Introspection & Reflection
Market Identification
Marketing
Negotiation
Networking
Packing
Personal Branding
Personal Finance
Planning & Scheduling
Public Speaking
Problem Solving
Project Management
Research
Responsible Group Behaviors
Risk Management & Safety
Sales
Social Media
Teambuilding

Leadership in Action Summer Program

Backpacking
Blogging
Camping
Conflict Resolution
Cooking
Critical Thinking
Cross-cultural Communication
Crowdsourcing
Cultural Literacy
Debrief & Reflection
Decision Making
Digital Filmmaking
Emergency Preparedness
Empathy
First Aid
Goal Setting
Graffiti Art
Independent Travel
Interpersonal Communications
Interviewing
Leadership Skills
Living with Others
Packing
Planning & Scheduling
Power & Privilege Dynamics
Presentation & Public Speaking
Problem Solving
Relationship Building
Responsible Group Behaviors
Risk Management & Safety
Self Care
Social Emotional Literacy
Social Entrepreneurship
Social Media
Storytelling
Street Smarts
Teambuilding
Values Clarification
Wilderness Survival
Upcycling
Urban Agriculture

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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