Your first trip
With the advent of ready to eat foods, you can easily camp with out cooking. I would recommend that for your first trip, stick to Cold cereal, Hot Dogs, sandwiches, simple things that can be cooked on a stick over a fire or in one pot on a camp stove.
Here are a few points to consider when you are rounding up equipment for the fist time
Do you have a Java Jones? If you do you can feed a couple of ways, Brew your own over a camp stove with a stovetop percolator, or buy it at the camp store.
Does the campground have a camp store and how well stocked is it? Most of them will get you though but they vary on quality and are usually quite expensive.
You probably want to take a camp stove or a small portable grill. Fire cooking is fun, but probably not something to rely on for your fist adventure.
Here is a list of things to consider taking:
2-quart pot (2 would be handy)
If plan to cook over a fire
long handled spatula
hot dog sticks
pie irons These are great fun! If you are not sure about camping yet, try to borrow one from a friend.
a small grate to put over the fire