Welcome to the great experiment in temporary neighborhood.
One thing that is too little stated is how valued first timers are. The standard online line is encouraging preparedness and self sufficiency in a fierce tone loud enough to scare off a T-Rex, but in person it's different. BM is too large for any individual to experience everything. So much of our experience comes from stories from people in our camps and friends after. Sitting around dinner, the bar, breakfast and hearing "This happened to me...". The first timer stories are a vibrant way to experience the fantastic thing we weren't personally at, through the eyes we once had as first timers.
It's an even exchange, with a camp, you can have suggestions and a premade team for setting out on playa adventures.
I would get on your regional board and ask about burner parties and fundraisers. Then ask in person if camps need participants. You could also send email to ? volunteer at burningman.com? Please correct that email, those in the know, about volunteer positions accepting virgins that have camps, or camp spots. Extra points for useful skills you probably have.
If you don't find a camp, spot out larger villages that you feel commonality with and see if you can find a solo spot nearby. You may get adopted and end up moving your tent sometime in the week, or just hanging in their shared space as a virtual camp member.
increasing the signal to noise ratio with compassion